Gregg Baker Asian Art
Gregg Baker Asian Art established in 1985 specialises in Japanese art. Our mission is to promote the beauty and versatility of Japanese art focusing on antique Japanese screens, early Buddhist sculpture and classical works of art. The gallery now shows works from the post-war era and carries abstract painting, sculpture and calligraphy by leading Japanese artists of the mid-20th century.
We have been holding regular exhibitions at the gallery and participating in several international art fairs which include TEFAF Maastricht, TEFAF New York Fall, Frieze Masters and Asian Art in London.
The gallery is instrumental in building collections for an international clientele and museums in Great Britain, U.S.A., Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and Japan.
In an effort to raise awareness of Japanese art, Gregg Baker lectures to students of the British Museum, V&A, SOAS (University of London), Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Christie’s Education.
Kokuta Suda (1906-1990) | Sakuhin B (Work B)
Oil on canvas, framed
Painting dimensions: H. 134cm x W. 100cm (53″ x 39½”)
Exhibited: Kokuten Kansai (Kokuga Sosaku Kyokai exhibition of the Kansai region), probably held at the Kyoto City Museum, circa 1968
Kokuta Suda was one of the major abstract artists in post-war Japan, who produced various experimental works deeply rooted in Zen philosophy. He is also known for his distinctive figurative painting from the early period as well as calligraphy characterised by vigorous, dynamic brushwork.
Toshimitsu Imai (1928-2002) | Untitled
Acrylic on paper mounted on canvas, framed
Dimensions: H. 61.5cm x W. 105cm (24¼” x 41½”)
Toshimitsu Imai was born in Kyoto and studied oil painting in Tokyo under Ryuzaburo Umehara (1888-1986) and other Western-style painters. In 1948 his work was awarded at the Salon of Shinseisaku (New Creation Association) and three years later he won a prize for best young artist at the same exhibition.