Biography Ishii, Tsuruz˘ (1887 - 1973)
It would be doing Ishii Tsuruz˘ a grave injustice to see him as merely the younger brother of Ishii Hakutei. Throughout his long career he excelled in many fields: as a painter, a sculptor and as a woodblock artist. There exists a portrait of him done by Onchi K˘shir˘ in 1947. But he was also closely involved with Kanae Yamamoto, he was a professor of sculpture at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts, a founding member of the Nihon Hanga Ky˘kai, and its president since 1944.
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He exhibited at the first Nihon S˘saku-Hanga Ky˘kai show in 1919, and was involved with Sosaku Hanga until his death.
See also prints from Yamamoto, Kanae (1882-1946)