A Sign of Things to Come: Prints by Japanese Women Artists After 1950
Apr 18, 2024 - Jul 15, 2024
Ticket: $32.00*
* Prices displayed are maximum known list price without fees. Other rates may apply
Buy tickets
Before 1950, women rarely played a part in the production of Japanese prints, which were largely commercial products. After World War II, however, women artists were drawn to the new sōsaku hanga (creative print) movement, whose adherents approached printmaking as a form of artistic expression.

Gift of Chizuko, Takasuke, and Ayomi Yoshida

In 1956 a small group of these female printmakers created Joryū Hanga Kyōkai, an association that exhibited together for about 10 years. Its members included Iwami Reika and Yoshida Chizuko, both of whom are well-known today and appear in this exhibition. Despite individual successes, like Iwami’s and Yoshida’s, the number of women printmakers in Japan is still a small fraction of the total artists who are active there.
Show lessRead more
Official website
The Art Institute of Chicago
Closed now
Google apps