Japanese Print Shop
About Japanese Print Shop
Percy Barkes is an art dealer based between York and London. He is the owner of The Japanese Print Shop in York, where he also sells Russian paintings.
Most Japanese print dealers specialise in Ukiyo-e prints from the Edo period (1615 - 1868). Percy has always sought to find the best images from the Meiji (1868 - 1912), Taisho (1912 - 1926) and the Showa (from 1926) periods.
Since 1995 , Percy has visited over 1000 studios in St. Petersburg, seeing over a million paintings and drawings. Most of the paintings and drawings date from 1945 and almost all the artists graduated from the celebrated Repin Academy in St. Petersburg.
Iwao Akiyama (1921 – 2014)
Monk in Snow
Japanese woodblock print, 1988
45 x 31 cm (paper size)