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Chiura Obata
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Cypress near stream (given)
A large Cypress stands near a small stream, its broad branches overhang the rippling water. A small sliver of Moon lights the distant sky


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$1,000.00
A View of San Francisco Bay
An exceptional sumi-e painting of San Francisco from the East Bay The Painting is mounted on a silk scroll with original box

Additional detail upon request


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Bamboo
An elegant original sumi-e painting in subtle shades of black and grey signed and sealed by the artist


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$2,000.00
Before Singing, Madame Talia Savanieva
Print number 31 from the series of 35; it is the only portrait in the series.

Madame Savanieva was an opera diva who sang in San Francisco in the late 1920s. The artist befriended the singer while painting sets for Madame Butterfly in 1924.This print reportedly required an astonishing 130 separate printing sequences.

From the World Landscape series, the groundbreaking effort that Obata spent all his savings on creating with the highest possible standards.

The project employed more than 32 carvers and 40 printers for eighteen months.


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$4,000.00
Bonsai Pine
Translated as 'California Yosemite Bridal Veil' at right, this Bonsai Pine likely originated from the Yosemite Although difficult to translate, the left characters identify the species


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Bucking Horse
A fine image of a bucking horse in Sepia tones


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Clouds, Upper Lyell Trail at Lyell Fork
A rare, signed and sealed Woodblock Print print in very fine condition from THE YOSEMITE SERIES .

The Prints were made from about 30 blocks in Tokyo by the Takamizawa Color Printing Studio; the production was supervised by the Artist and is a high achievement in finest woodblock printing.


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Crow on a branch
A crow perched on a branch looks down inquisitively


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$1,500.00
Crow on Branch
A large crow grooms its feathers while balanced on the branch of a tree A dynamic image which captures the intelligence and power of the animal


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$1,500.00
Deer in a clearing
Buck and Doe gather in a small clearing beneath overhanging branches of a tree. An exquisite rendition with exceptional color and shading capturing the delicacy and grace of the animals


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$2,600.00
Evening Glow at Lyell Fork, Tuolumne Meadows
'Man stands enthralled at the sight of the evening glow at Lyell Fork during late summer when, for only a moment, the streaks of clouds in the sky are transformed to bars of brilliant gold.'


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Falcon on Cedar
A small falcon perches on a soft cedar branch while waiting for prey. A sensitive rendering of a small bird of prey in its native habitat


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$1,500.00
Happy God


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$650.00
Horse 1
Dramatic Sumi-e rendering of a horse in profile A very fine original work in wonderful condition Price is $1000.00 if more than one Painting from the Series is purchased


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Horse 2
Dramatic Sumi-e Watercolor of a leaping horse Priced at $1000.00 should more than one Painting from the Series be purchased


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$1,250.00
Ikebana of Roses
A delicate Ikebana created by the artists wife is captured in its transient beauty Signed dated and sealed by the artist


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Iris
An image painted by the artist for one of students


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$150.00
Leaping Fish
One of the Artists outstanding images and a favorite subject of a leaping fish rising over foaming water; a compelling image of freedom and energy powerfully portrayed in this rare painting


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Lone Cypress
Fine, spirited watercolor of a Pine tree on a rocky ledge, its branches reaching out over the valley below; a group of birds fly off to the left, balancing the Tree's outreach


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Lounging Leopard
An elegant image of the great cat at rest


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$1,500.00
Magnolia
A graceful Magnolia branch in bloom


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Morning at Mono Lake
'A thunderstorm had washed the entire pine forest here the night before. But the morning brought with it peace and tranquility... the cool morning breezes gently shake the silvery dew off the pine needles.'

A rare, signed Woodblock Print print in very fine condition from THE YOSEMITE SERIES .

The Prints were made from about 30 blocks in Tokyo by the Takamizawa Color Printing Studio; the production was supervised by the Artist and is a high achievement in finest woodblock printing.


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Mountain Cypress
The weather beaten tree clings stubbornly to the hillside in this delicate Sumi-e painting of a mountain landscape


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$1,550.00
Nasturtiums in a vase
A fine composition in glowing colors, signed,dated and sealed by the artist


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$1,800.00
Pink Morning Glories
A delightful rendition of a climbing Morning Glory, in soft shades of pink, lavender and green


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$1,250.00
Plum Blossom Branches
A gnarled branch with a delicate display of plum blossoms; the painting illustrating the artist's delicate hand, balance and proportion.

A gift by the artist to one of his students


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Rooster
A colorful rooster, one of Obata's favorite birds as painted for one of his students.


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$300.00
Rooster
a whimsical painting of a colorful Rooster painted on light translucent paper. The background of soft squares is an unusual technique for the artist. The Painting was a gift to one of the artists' private students


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$300.00
Rooster and Hen
A pair of chickens strut and preen in this whimsical sumi-e


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Sheep
A sensitive rendering which captures the animals' docile nature


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$550.00
Snail and Calla Lily
The artist's gift of capturing the essence of an animal is well illustrated in this sensitive composition. The leaf and blossom of the lily add a dynamic element


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$1,600.00
The Seasons at California
Complete collection of eight color reproductions of paintings on silk by Chiura Obata


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$450.00
Trout Swimmming upstream


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Two Herons
Two blue Herons wade near the waters edge, under the shadow of a cascading tree; the artist captures the graceful essence of the animals An exceptional large image in color, rarely seen


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Upper Lyell Fork near Lyell Glacier
'Tiny water drops that drip from the glaciers in the High Sierra collect themselves into a body of clear blue crystalline water and dash down the mountainside as the Lyell Fork' A rare signed Print from the YOSEMITE SERIES in very fine condition.

These extraordinary woodblock Prints by Obata were commissioned to be printed in Japan at the Takamizawa Color Printing Studio, Tokyo. They were carefully supervised by the Artist - over 30 different blocks were used and many colors, to achieve the extraordinary detail and depth

Pl.52 OBATA'S YOSEMITE, Yosemite Association, California


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Wild Grass
An outstanding image of delicate wild grasses


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$1,400.00
Woodblock Print
This rare Print from the artists famous World Landscape Series includes signature, seal and date. The sheet is numbered edition '9' verso


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Yosemite Falls
This small Sumi-e captures the thundering majesty of the Falls; Billows of spray envelope the tall Pines at the base of the cascading torrent


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Yosemite Stream
The artist has captured the the boundless energy of a rushing mountain stream in this beautifully executed work.


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