Girl of Aizu
Color woodblock, sight size 14 x 9 1/2 inches, c. 1950s, artist stamp in red ink, with a pencil signature below, framed. Saito was born and raised in the Fukushima prefecture, Japan, but moved to Tokyo as a young man. He was primarily a self taught artist, and drew inspiration from western artists such as Rodin, Gaugin and Munch as well as traditional Japanese artists. He was known for his compositions using flat blocks of color creating simple, elegant designs.