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Mark H. Sandler

Japanese painter, book illustrator and art educator. Born the fourth son of Yasuda Shirobei, a Kyoto moneylender, the young Bairei was adopted into the Kōno family. In 1852 he began his artistic training under the Maruyama-school painter, Nakajima Raishō (1796–1871). After Raishō’s death, Bairei studied with the Shijō-school master ...

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Stephen Addiss

Japanese painter, poet, calligrapher and book illustrator. The son of an Edo merchant, he studied calligraphy from a very early age under the noted Chinese-style calligrapher Mitsui Shinna (1700–82). He also received a Confucian education, unusual at that time for a merchant’s son. From about ...

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Donald A. Rosenthal

French painter, illustrator and writer. His early training was as a theatrical scene painter and a designer of lithographic illustrations. In Bordeaux he studied with Pierre Lacour (ii) (1778–1859) and worked with Thomas Olivier (1772–1839), chief scene designer at the Grand-Théâtre. He subsequently studied in Paris in the studio of the landscape and history painter ...

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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...

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Frank L. Chance

Japanese painter, poet, and illustrator. The last master of the Rinpa school of decorative painting, he moved to Edo as a youth and became the leading pupil of Sakai Hōitsu, the instigator of the Rinpa revival in the early 19th century. Kiitsu was adopted into the family of ...

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Kotei  

Japanese, 19th century, male.

Active in Edo (now Tokyo).

Born 1800; died 1856.

Painter.

Kotei, a painter of the Kano School, was trained by his father Isen-in. He wrote the Koga-biko, a famous biographical dictionary of artists of the Edo period (1639-1867).

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German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 12 December 1872, in Bremen; died 14 June 1942, in Karaghenta (Kazakhstan).

Painter, draughtsman, engraver (etching), illustrator, graphic designer. Portraits, landscapes. Designs for tapestries, ex-libris plates, designs (furniture/jewellery).

Worpswede Artists' Colony.

Heinrich Vogeler was a pupil of Peter J.T. Janssen and de Kampf, at the Kunstakademie of Düsseldorf (1890-1893). He travelled in the Netherlands and in Italy. After a period spent in Paris he settled finally in 1895 at Worpswede, rejoining in this village the painter Fritz Mackensen who discovered the site in 1884, then Otto Modersohn. He bought the farm Berkenhoff where he installed a printing press. Worpswede became in a short time a colony of artists breaking away from academicism, who had great success in exhibitions at Bremen and Munich. He became friends with the poet Rainer Maria Rilke in 1898, who was also staying there. His house at Berkenhoff became a meeting point and a real meeting place of culture for the colony of artists who encountered each other in the studios, among others, Paula Becker and Clara Westhoff, Rilke's future wife (also known under the name of Rilke-Westhoff). In 1908 he founded with his brother a decorative painter and poet, the Studio for development and furnishing in Worpswede (Worpswede Werkstätte) at Tamstedt, near Bremen. In 1914 he enlisted as a volunteer in the army during World War I but ended by declaring himself an objector to war; he was discharged but had to spend some time in a psychiatric hospital in Bremen. Later he became a militant Communist and created a Communist community on his farm which was transformed into a colony for children of the ...