Kato Kimono Designer And Woodblock Print Artist
Teruhide Kato 1936 to 2015
Kato studied at Kyoto Art College and enjoyed a successful career as a Kimono Designer.
At the age of 50 Kato fulfilled his long held dream of becoming a traditional woodblock artist. He gained fame for his contemporary woodblock shin-hanga prints of his native town Kyoto.
Kato exhibited his work in New York followed by a publication called “Kyoto Romance”.
He has helped to make famous and immortalise the famous alleyways in Gion, Kyoto with his depictions of everyday life over the seasons in Kyoto. His depictions of famous temples and shrines such as The Golden Pavillion and Fushimi Inari Shrine also helped build his reputation as a Woodblock Print artist.
Kasasagi has a comprehensive range of woodblock prints by Kato. All unused and unmounted made from the original woodblocks with the stamp of the artist, including an original signed edition by Kato.