photographed 11/11/2020
photographed 11/11/2020

I Am Not a Geisha


Artist
Daniel Kelly (American, b. 1947)
Date
2006
Medium
Lithograph and woodcut
Dimensions
Sheet/image : 44 x 32 in. (1.1 m x 81.28 cm)
Frame : 54 1/2 x 41 1/2 in. (1.4 x 1.1 m)
Credit Line
Hope College Collection
Object Number
2015.28

Label
Daniel Kelly moved to Japan in 1979, apprenticing with the woodblock print master Tokuriki Tomikichiro before establishing his own studio near Kyoto. Over the past thirty years, Kelly has earned an international reputation for his innovative paintings and prints that explore the details of everyday life in Japan. This print reflects Kelly’s observation of changing gender roles in Japan, where young women are increasingly independent and unwilling to conform to traditional social and cultural roles.

Object Type
Print