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Tadashi Kobayashi

Japanese print designer and book illustrator . He may have been a pupil of the ukiyoe (‘pictures of the floating world’) artist Ishikawa Yukimoto. He is principally known for prints of the following types: hosōban (‘narrow format’, c. 320×150 mm); yakushae (‘pictures of actors’) and bijinga...

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Choki  

Japanese, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active 1760-1800.

Painter, print artist. Portraits, genre scenes.

Choki was active in Edo (Tokyo) from 1773 to 1811. He was a pupil of Toriyama Sekien and illustrated his master’s books. His portraits, especially of women, are distinguished by the elegance of their drawing and their rich, harmonious colouring. An ukiyo-e artist, he could render a snowfall or a sultry, starlit night with equal lyricism: the influence of Sharaku and Haronubu, among others, can be discerned in his work. He is particularly famous for his portraits of beautiful women in bust form, a new genre in about ...

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Chinese, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA from 1980.

Born 7 October 1939, in Shanxi.

Painter, draughtsman, screen printer, illustrator. Figures, scenes with figures, landscapes, landscapes with figures, flowers. Postage stamps, murals.

Ding Shaoguang studied at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1909, in Gumma Prefecture; died 1935.

Painter, print artist, illustrator.

Fujimaki Yoshio’s work was published in 1931in the print artists’ magazine Kitsutsuki. In 1931 and 1932, he took part in events at the Japan Print Association. In 1935, he began a series of illustrations for a book on the Sumidagawa, the river that crosses Tokyo, but he died before completing them. His early style swung between expressionism and cubism and later evolved into a form of abstraction....

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1898, in Shin Hotta (Niigata); died 1979.

Painter, print artist, illustrator.

Acting on the recommendation of the mayor of Niigata, Fukiya Koji went to study under the painter Otake in Tokyo at the age of 14. Between 1916 and 1919...

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Gyokuso  

Japanese, 19th century, male.

Activec.1830.

Painter, engraver, illustrator.

Gyokuso was an illustrator from Osaka.

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Tadashi Kobayashi

Japanese printmaker, book illustrator and painter. A central figure in the development of ukiyoe (‘pictures of the floating world’) woodblock printmaking during the mid-Edo (1600–1868) period (see Japan, §X, 3, (iii)), Harunobu’s most important contribution was the introduction of the first ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1918.

Born 9 December 1891, in Yokohama; died 13 December 1980, in Paris.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, engraver, illustrator. Landscapes with figures, still-lifes, flowers.

After graduating from Meiji University in Tokyo, Hasegawa Kiyoshi studied oil painting with Okada Saburosuke and Fujishima Takeji. In ...

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Japanese, 19th century, male.

Activec.1848-1867.

Born in Osaka.

Master engraver, illustrator. Prints.

Munehiro Hasegawa produced ukiyo-e (pic­tures of the ‘floating world’, the world of pleasure).

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Masato Naitō

Japanese printmaker and book illustrator. He initially studied painting with Kanō Yōsen (1735–1808), the head of the Kobikichō branch of the Kanō school and okaeshi (official painter) to the Tokugawa shogunate. Together with Teisai Hokuba (1771–1844), Hokkei was one of Katsushika Hokusai...