Kiyoshi Saitō (1907-1997) was one of the first Japanese printing artists to have won at the São Paulo Biennale in 1951. In 1938, he issued his first prints in his now famous “Winter in Aizu” series. His works merge modern elements with Japanese tradition. He was born in Fukushima, Japan where he began his career as a commercial sign painter. Saitō emerged as Japan’s most productive woodblock print artist, whose editions found worldwide success.