Richard Wilk: Collector of Violent, Magical, & Angry Women
Richard Wilk has been collecting ukiyo-e for 49 years. He is a retired professor of anthropology and food studies with many publications to his name. Richard thinks that woodblock prints are beautiful, and also a great way to learn about Kabuki, Japanese history and culture. His favorite ukiyo-e artists are; Chikanobu, Kunichika, and Toyokuni III. He mainly collects images of violent, magical, and angry women, and women engaged in martial arts. Richard's main advice to collectors is to
Find a theme that grabs you.
Following are some of Richard's favorite ukiyo-e prints.