Sadao Watanabe (Japanese, 1913-?)
Good Samaritan
Color Woodcut: 1976?
 

Watanabe was a part of the art movement in Japan that wanted to return to native crafts, techniques, and expression.  He was a convert to Christianity from Buddhism.  He expressed the stories of his new faith in an indigenous Japanese style that is at once simple and profound, while speaking to the universality of the Christian gospel and expression.  It is interesting to compare Watanabe's figures with those of Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958).

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