Largemouth Bass Framed Print
Framed Size - 25"x14"
Original Gyotaku print in a limited edition series of 25 by Texas native Robert Chenoweth.
Caught by the artist in Lake Delavan, Wisconsin. Professional custom frame and matting by Blackbird Framing of Chicago. Red stamp is a Japanese gyotaku tradition that acts as a signature and authenticator for the artist. Other originals in the series can be found in art galleries in the Midwest.
All sales final for original artwork.
About the Artist
Robert Chenoweth was born in Houston, Texas. He is a lifelong outdoorsman, who has fished and hunted all over the United States. His love of fishing led him to discover a new passion, the Japanese art form Gyotaku. Currently a Chicago native, his prints can be found in galleries throughout the Midwest.
Gyotaku (Japanese 魚拓, from gyo "fish" + taku "stone impression") is the traditional Japanese method of printing fish, a practice which dates back to the mid-1800s. This form of nature printing was used by fishermen to record their catches, but has also become an art form of its own.
Gyotaku is a Japanese method of printmaking that traditionally utilizes fish, sea creatures, or similar subjects as 'printing plates' in its process.
It is rumored that samurai would settle fishing competitions using gyotaku prints. This original form of gyotaku, as a recording method for fisherman, is still utilized today, and can be seen hanging in tackleshops in Japan.