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Lebanese, 20th century, male.

Active also active in France.

Painter. Figures, landscapes, seascapes, still-lifes.

Maurice Bonfils’ Post-Impressionist landscapes are often a nostalgic throwback to his time in Lebanon. At times, not least in his still-lifes, there is the merest suggestion of Cubist geometricisation. He shows his work at group exhibitions in Lebanon and in France, including the Paris Salon d’Automne (...


Thai, 20th century, male.

Active also active in Japan.

Born 1911, in Bangkok.

Painter. Landscapes.

Chitr Prakit Buabusaya trained in 1941 at the fine arts academy in Tokyo, where he mastered the impressionist technique. Many of his major works were destroyed in the bombing of Tokyo and the artist was only able to save works of small dimensions. He was the first Thai artist to work in a purely French impressionist style....


Dutch, 20th century, male.

Born 1901, in Rotterdam; died 1968.

Painter. Genre scenes, figures, landscapes.

Erfmann attended the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. During a sojourn in Indonesia he painted landscapes in an Impressionist style, whereas he is renowned in Holland as a Magical-Realist painter.

Amsterdam, 11 May 1982...


Aya Louisa McDonald

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 (...


Chinese, 20th century, male.

Born 1898.

Painter, copyist.

The details of Li Yongsen’s life are uncertain. He was known in the West mainly for his scenes of France and his copies of works by the Impressionist painters Renoir and Sisley.

Taipei, 22 March 1992: Scenes of France...


Marian Burleigh-Motley

Armenian painter and museum director. He studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture from 1897 to 1903 and then worked in the studios of Valentin Serov and Konstantin Korovin. He was a member of the Moscow Symbolist group around Pavel Kuznetsov who participated in the ...


Chinese, 20th century, male.

Born 1891; died 1973.

Painter. Landscapes, animals.

A poet and calligrapher, Sun Bozhun painted animals and landscapes in an Impressionistic style. He taught Chinese civilisation in the faculty of foreign languages at the University of Tokyo.


Turkish, 20th century, male.

Born 1897; died 1980.

Painter. Portraits, landscapes.

Esref Üren is probably the same person as Esbref Üren. He presented some Post-Impressionist portraits and landscapes at Turkish Art ( L’Art Turc) at the Musée Cernuschi, Paris, in 1946.


Chinese, 20th century, male.

Born 1893 or 1894, in Zhejiang; died 1983.


After studying under Liu Haisu, Wang Yachen went to Europe in 1928 to continue his education. He pursued an Impressionistic style at that time. On his return, he founded the Xinhua academy in Shanghai which was closed by the Japanese in ...