BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.1402@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20090105T000000Z DTEND:20090128T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Post-War Masters of the Japanese Print: From the Reingold Colle ction\nPortland State University\, Littman Gallery\nJanuary 5-January 28\, 2009\nMonday - Friday\, Noon-4:00 p.m.\n<a href="http://www.pdx.edu/cjs/e vents/22583 /&gt\;www.pdx.edu/cjs/events/22583&lt\;/a&gt\;\n\nThe works of art in the current exhibition of selections from the Ellen and Edwin Rein gold collection were created at a time of transition for Japanese printmak ers. Spanning several decades from the end of the Pacific war they are rep resentative of new ways of looking at old themes\, and the use of new tech niques and materials as they became available. As foreigners came to appre ciate the work of these artists and carried the work abroad during the Occ upation (1945-52)\, and as the artists were emboldened to enter\, and to w in\, prizes in international art competitions\, this eclectic group attain ed a new status at home and abroad. Some were able\, for the first time in their lives\, to support themselves by their art. The American writer\, J ames Michener\, described his Japanese artist friends: “they are as fine a group of men as I have ever known: schoolteachers\, mechanics\, intelle ctual hermits\, wild gusty men who loved to drink\, mountaineers\, factory workers\, poets of the most exquisite sensibility\, laughing men\, sober men\, tragic men.">www.pdx.edu/cjs/events/22583</a>\n\nThe works of art in the current exhibition of selections from the Ellen and Edwin Reingold co llection were created at a time of transition for Japanese printmakers. Sp anning several decades from the end of the Pacific war they are representa tive of new ways of looking at old themes\, and the use of new techniques and materials as they became available. As foreigners came to appreciate t he work of these artists and carried the work abroad during the Occupation (1945-52)\, and as the artists were emboldened to enter\, and to win\, pr izes in international art competitions\, this eclectic group attained a ne w status at home and abroad. Some were able\, for the first time in their lives\, to support themselves by their art. The American writer\, James Mi chener\, described his Japanese artist friends: “they are as fine a grou p of men as I have ever known: schoolteachers\, mechanics\, intellectual h ermits\, wild gusty men who loved to drink\, mountaineers\, factory worker s\, poets of the most exquisite sensibility\, laughing men\, sober men\, t ragic men." These men\, and a considerable number of women\, nourished and furthered the print movement by their creativity\, verve\, and audacity. The traditional woodblock print\, employing the simplest materials -- wood \, paper\, ink -- has not died\, but has mutated through new uses and comb inations of materials\, modern technical means\, and new subject matter\, and a new sense of what at art can be. All of these qualities are clearly displayed in this exhibition.\n\nPortland State University\nCenter for Jap anese Studies\n<a href="http://www.pdx.edu/cjs">www.pdx.edu/cjs</a>\n503-7 25-8577\n SUMMARY:Post-War Masters of the Japanese Print: From the Reingold Collectio n URL:/en/events/2009/01/05/post-war-masters-of-the-japanese-print/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR