‘The Wayward Muse’ Portfolio – by Isami Doi
This extremely RARE, hard-to-find, precious collection of poetry and intricate miniature woodblock prints by renowned Hawaii artist Isami Doi will delight and surprise you!
Private Edition, First Edition Original, only 100 copies printed.
Materials: Paper and card stock
Measurements: 8.5″ x 10.5″ folio, each woodblock print card measures 9″ x 8.25″
Condition: Excellent! Very slight foxing on some card edges and backs, and some edge wear to paper folio cover.
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Isami Doi (1903-1965) was born on Oahu to Japanese immigrant parents. After growing up on Kaua’i, he attended the University of Hawaii for two years, and then Columbia University. In 1938, Doi returned to Hawaii, where he taught printmaking, drawing, and metal work as well as designing jewelry for the S. and S. Gumps store in Waikiki and turning out numerous woodblock prints and paintings of his own.
Doi is credited with inspiring an entire generation of Hawaiian/Japanese artists, including Satoru Abe, Bumpei Akaji, Jerry Okimoto, and Tadashi Sato.