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Kawai Kanjiro

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    Three ‐Colored Unconventional Vase1963 30.3 cm tall
    Enamels of red, black, and green are splashed onto the surface of the vase.By rhythmically harmonizing the spatters, the artist has produced a free, extravagant, and lively beauty.
    This vase was made using a freeform style of ornamentation and is typical of Kanjiro's late period.

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Kawai Kanjiro

1890‐1966
Kawai Kanjiro was born in Yasugi City, Shimane Prefecture. After graduating from the Department of Ceramics, Tokyo Higher Technical School, he entered the Kyoto Ceramic Research Center to devote himself to the study of glazes. In 1920, he settled in Gojo‐zaka, Kyoto, where he owned his house and studio, named Shou‐kei Gama. He maintained a good reputation with his works, taking advantage of his skill in Oriental ceramics. He was later influenced by Yanagi Soetsu, and joined the Mingei (folk crafts) movement. After the war, he aimed to develop his unique aesthetics in figurative art, and created free‐spirited works.