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Bairei Kono, 1844-1895, was born and active in Kyoto, the old imperial town. He studied Japanese style painting with Nakajima Raisho and Shiokawa Bunrin. In 1881 he opened his own art school. Takeuchi Seiho became one of his students. The emphasis of Bairei Kono's art work was on kacho-e, images of birds and flowers. In 1893 he was honored by becoming a member of the Art Committee of the Imperial Household.
Auction Catalog by Artist Bairei Kono 1844-1895 - artelino | Printmakers from Kyoto
Notes: also Bairei Kohno
Eisen Tomioka was born in Nagano prefecture under the name of Hidetaro. He went to Tokyo to study drafting and was employed by the army as a civilian. Later he resigned from the army and became a full time illustrator. Most of his works were illustrations for newspapers, journals and books - called kuchi-e.
Auction Catalog by Artist Eisen Tomioka 1864-1905 - artelino | Biography of Eisen Tomioka
Gekko Ogata worked as a painter, printmaker and decorator of pottery and lacquerware. His favorite subjects were genre scenes from everday's life. During and after the Sino-Japanese war he produced a considerable number of war prints. Gekko won several prizes at exhibitions. His print style reminds more of paintings than of traditional woodblocks. Gekko's designs required great skill by the carvers and printers.
Auction Catalog by Artist Gekko Ogata 1859-1920 - artelino | Biography Gekko Ogata
Hanko Kajita belongs to the generation of Meiji artists who earned their living mainly with kuchi-e, frontispiece illustrations of popular novels published by newspapers. At the turn of the century Kajita had established his own private school in Tokyo. He had great influence on the younger generation of artists and trained artists like Maeda Seison, Togyo Okumara and Kokei Kobayashi. Hanko Kajita died at the age of only 41 of tuberculosis.
Auction Catalog by Artist Hanko Kajita 1870-1917 - artelino | Biography Hanko Kajita
Notes: also Hanko Kajiata
Hirokage Utagawa was a pupil of the great master Ando Hiroshige and active as a printmaker from about 1855-1865. From 1860 to 1861 he designed the series of '36 views of Fuji from the Eastern Capital (meaning Tokyo)' in cooperation with Kunisada.
Auction Catalog by Artist Hirokage Utagawa active 1855 - 65 - artelino
Hiromitsu Nakazawa was born in Toyko. At the Tokyo School of Fine Arts he studied Western painting under Kuroda Seiki from 1896 to 1900. Famous is his image of a woman diver - Heroine Matsukaze - contributed to the Complete Collection of Chikamatsu in 1923. Hiromitsu Nakazawa received several honors and prizes after World War II.
Auction Catalog by Artist Hiromitsu Nakazawa 1874-1964 - artelino | Biography of Hiromitsu Nakazawa
Hiroshige was born as the son of a fire warden. He started his career as a woodblock engraver. Hiroshige's fame is based on his landscape designs. Famous are his prints of the Tokaido, a kind of highway system in ancient Japan connecting Edo and Kyoto. Hiroshige produced more than 30 series on the Tokaido. His compositions were influenced by Western art. After his death his prints had a great impact on French impressionism.
Auction Catalog by Artist Hiroshige Ando 1797-1858 - artelino | Biography Hiroshige Ando
Notes: also Utagawa or Ichiryusai Hiroshige
Hiroshige II was a pupil and adopted son of the great master Ando Hiroshige. Hiroshige II later married his master's daughter and took the name of his master. His works - mainly landscapes - are much in the style of Ando Hiroshige.
Auction Catalog by Artist Hiroshige II Utagawa 1829-1869 - artelino | Biography Hiroshige II Utagawa
Notes: also Suzuki Hiroshige
Junichiro Sekino was one of the leading figures of the Sosaku Hanga movement. After World War II he won wide recognition in the USA. In 1963 he taught at the Ohio State University and in 1965 at the Kobe University in Japan. The style of Junichiro Sekino has a large variety - from realistic to semi-abstract.
Auction Catalog by Artist Junichiro Sekino 1914-1988 - artelino | Biography Junichiro Sekino
Notes: also Junichiri Sekino
Junsuke Watarai was born in 1936 in Hokkaido. He studied under Tetsuro Komai at the Musashino Art College. Since the 1960s he has exhibited widely in renowned Japanese art galleries like Yoseido or Hanga and in many major expositions outside Japan. He has been a frequent participant in the annual CWAJ exhibitions. Junsuke Watarai works mainly in the technique of etchings.
Auction Catalog by Artist Junsuke Watarai born 1936 - artelino