Bamboo An elegant original sumi-e painting in subtle shades of black and grey signed and sealed by the artist See Print Details
Before Singing, Madame Talia Savanieva Print number 31 from the series of 35; it is the only portrait in the series.
Madame Savanieva was an opera diva who sang in San Francisco in the late 1920s. The artist befriended the singer while painting sets for Madame Butterfly in 1924.This print reportedly required an astonishing 130 separate printing sequences.
From the World Landscape series, the groundbreaking effort that Obata spent all his savings on creating with the highest possible standards.
The project employed more than 32 carvers and 40 printers for eighteen months.
Bonsai Pine Translated as 'California Yosemite Bridal Veil' at right, this Bonsai Pine likely originated from the Yosemite Although difficult to translate, the left characters identify the species See Print Details
Crow on a branch A crow perched on a branch looks down inquisitively See Print Details
Crow on Branch A large crow grooms its feathers while balanced on the branch of a tree A dynamic image which captures the intelligence and power of the animal See Print Details
Deer in a clearing Buck and Doe gather in a small clearing beneath overhanging branches of a tree. An exquisite rendition with exceptional color and shading capturing the delicacy and grace of the animals See Print Details
Evening Glow at Lyell Fork, Tuolumne Meadows 'Man stands enthralled at the sight of the evening glow at Lyell Fork during late summer when, for only a moment, the streaks of clouds in the sky are transformed to bars of brilliant gold.' See Print Details
Falcon on Cedar A small falcon perches on a soft cedar branch while waiting for prey. A sensitive rendering of a small bird of prey in its native habitat See Print Details
Leaping Fish One of the Artists outstanding images and a favorite subject of a leaping fish rising over foaming water; a compelling image of freedom and energy powerfully portrayed in this rare painting See Print Details
Lone Cypress Fine, spirited watercolor of a Pine tree on a rocky ledge, its branches reaching out over the valley below; a group of birds fly off to the left, balancing the Tree's outreach See Print Details
Morning at Mono Lake 'A thunderstorm had washed the entire pine forest here the night before. But the morning brought with it peace and tranquility... the cool morning breezes gently shake the silvery dew off the pine needles.'
A rare, signed Woodblock Print print in very fine condition from THE YOSEMITE SERIES .
The Prints were made from about 30 blocks in Tokyo by the Takamizawa Color Printing Studio; the production was supervised by the Artist and is a high achievement in finest woodblock printing.
Rooster A colorful rooster, one of Obata's favorite birds as painted for one of his students. See Print Details
Rooster a whimsical painting of a colorful Rooster painted on light translucent paper. The background of soft squares is an unusual technique for the artist. The Painting was a gift to one of the artists' private students See Print Details
Rooster and Hen A pair of chickens strut and preen in this whimsical sumi-e See Print Details
Sheep A sensitive rendering which captures the animals' docile nature See Print Details
Snail and Calla Lily The artist's gift of capturing the essence of an animal is well illustrated in this sensitive composition. The leaf and blossom of the lily add a dynamic element See Print Details
The Seasons at California Complete collection of eight color reproductions of paintings on silk by Chiura Obata See Print Details
Two Herons Two blue Herons wade near the waters edge, under the shadow of a cascading tree; the artist captures the graceful essence of the animals An exceptional large image in color, rarely seen See Print Details
Upper Lyell Fork near Lyell Glacier 'Tiny water drops that drip from the glaciers in the High Sierra collect themselves into a body of clear blue crystalline water and dash down the mountainside as the Lyell Fork' A rare signed Print from the YOSEMITE SERIES in very fine condition.
These extraordinary woodblock Prints by Obata were commissioned to be printed in Japan at the Takamizawa Color Printing Studio, Tokyo. They were carefully supervised by the Artist - over 30 different blocks were used and many colors, to achieve the extraordinary detail and depth
Pl.52 OBATA'S YOSEMITE, Yosemite Association, California