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Kuroda, Seiki [Kuroda, Kiyoteru; Seiki]locked

(b Kagoshima Prefect., June 29, 1866; d Tokyo, July 15, 1924).
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Japanese painter. He is best known for introducing the plein-air palette of French Impressionism to Japan. He was the most successful and politically influential advocate of Western-style painting (Yōga; see Japan, §VI, 5, (iv)) in Japan at the turn of the century. Born into a wealthy aristocratic family, Kuroda was adopted by his uncle Viscount Kuroda Kiyotsuna (...

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