Japanese Prints

March 1, 1964 - March 26, 1964

Fifty prints representing all phases of the Japanese printmaker’s art from its beginnings in the seventeenth century to the present are included. Loaning the woodcuts to Colby are the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Fogg Museum of Art in cambridge, and the Worcester Art Museum. Scenes from everyday life and from the theatre provide the subject matter. The exhibition demonstrates the long tradition of brush drawing to be found in China and Japan and also shows the decorative shapes and colors to be found in all Japanese art. SInce their discovery by French artists a hundred years ago, Japanese prints have been popular with Western collectors and museums.