Thursday, January 28
1:00 p.m. PT
Speaker: Rhiannon Paget, Curator of Asian Arts at The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota Florida
Saitō Kiyoshi’s (1907–1997) keen sense of design, superb technique, and engagement with an appealing variety of themes made him one of the best-known and most-popular Japanese print artists of the twentieth century. Despite his international success, he referred to himself as a “frustrated painter” and took little pleasure in the medium that he mastered, while his peers scorned him as a “souvenir” artist. This lecture, led by Rhiannon Paget, Curator of Asian Arts at The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota Florida, will discuss Saitō’s complicated practice and legacy.
Please note, this session will be conducted virtually via Zoom.
Reserve your spot by clicking on this link. All participants will be sent the Zoom link and instructions via email once you secure your place. Space is limited.
Sponsored by the Asian Arts Council.
Featured: Saitō Kiyoshi. Camellia (Tsubaki) (detail), 1948. Ink and color on paper.