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Kanoh Hohgai   Hashimoto Gaho
Kanoh Hohgai was one of the founders of the Tokyo Fine Arts School. "Avalokiesvara as a Merciful Mother", his last piece of work, shows how he broke new ground of Japanese painting, applying chiaroscuro to the traditional style of painting................ The artist, Hashimoto Gaho, was born in Edo (present-day Tokyo) in 1835. His father, who was also a painter, died when Hashimoto was 13. In 1882, Hashimoto's work at an exhibition organized by the Meiji government received recognition from Okakura Tenshin and Ernest .....
 Keinen Imao    Kono Baitel
Keinen Imao was born in Kyoto, his original name was Imao Isaburo. He studied ukiyo-e painting with Umegata Tokyo and other Japanese styles with Suzuki Hyakunen. In 1880, he began to teach as a professor at the Kyoto Prefecture School of Painting. .................. Was one of the leading practitioners of the ukiyo-e school devoted to pictures of birds and flowers (kacho-ga) in the Meiji period. He was born and lived in Kyoto, the old Imperial capital of Japan, and was originally named Yasuda Bairei. Unlike many other ukiyo-e artists, he was trained as a classical Japanese
 Taikan Yokoyama    Hobun Kikuchi
Taikan Yokoyama was born in the Mito District in 1868, the eldest son of Sutehiko Sakai, a member of the samurai class of the Mito clan. In 1889, he entered the first graduating class of Tokyo Fine Art School (now the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music). From the very potential. In 1898........ Hobun Kikuchi had studied with Kono Bairei. He worked as a painter and print designer for kacho-e and landscapes. He was among the established artists exhibiting at Bunten and Teiten. Hobun Kikuchi taught at the Kyoto Citiy School of Fine Arts and Crafts. .........................
Born in Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture, in 1871. studied under Kono Bairei, Nomura Bunkyo, and Mori Kansai.With the traditional styles of the Maruyama-Shijo School as his foundation, Shunkyo adopted techniques from Western painting and photography to establish his own  .......... When speaking of modern Japanese-style painting, the names Taikan YOKOYAMA and Seiho TAKEUCHI always arise. These two painters introduced European painting styles into traditional Japanese painting and harmonized them. Seiho was born in Kyoto.............
 Japanese Connection   Gyokudo KAWAI
Although the Lingnan School stresses renewal and creativity, its essential spirit does not reside in rejection of traditional methods and inspiration. Rather, we consider ourselves heirs of tradition and we strive, clearly, toward a catholicity whic Born in Aichi Prefecture in 1873. Gyokudo was recognized as a great painter from his childhood and joined the Nihon Bijutsuin upon its establishment in 1898. He was appointed to the judgin
Born in Nagano Prefecture in 1874. He studied under Tenshin OKAKURA and Gaho HASHIMOTO at the Tokyo Art School. He also took part in the establishment of the Nihon Bijutsuin along with Taikan YOKOYAMA and others. Shimomura went to Tokyo in 1881 to study painting and became a pupil of Kano Hogai and Hashimoto Gaho. One of the first students to enter the Tokyo Fine Arts School, founded in 1889, Shimomura joined its staff upon graduation,
 Shoen UEMURA    Nishimura GOUN
Shoen Uemura was born in Kyoto on April 23, 1875. Her real name was Tsune Uemura. She had a strong interest in "Bijinga" drawings (images portraying the beauty of women) over her entire lifetime, which spanned the Meiji, Taisho and Showa eras. Her style involved ........ Goun Nishimura was born in Kyoto - the town of the old imperial residence. He worked as a teacher for traditional Japanese painting at the Kyoto City Specialist School of Painting. His favorite subjects were natural life themes and actor scenes.......................
 Kiyokata KABURAKI    Hyakusui Hirafuku
Born in Kanda, Tokyo, in 1878. He was mentored by Toshikata MIZUNO, an ukiyoe painter, and exhibited works at exhibitions such as the Bunten. When the Teiten exhibition was established in 1919, he was appointed juror. Was a member of ................... Born in Kakunodate in Akita Prefecture. After graduating from the Tokyo School of Fine Arts, he founded the "Museikai" society and set out to revolutionize Nihon-ga (Japanese style painting) with his naturalistic style of Nihon-ga which incorporated Western realism...................
 Seison MAEDA    Kansetsu HASHIMOTO
Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1885. Through the introduction of Koyo OZAKI, he was able to study under Hanko KAJITA, where he worked hard at reproducing picture scrolls. He joined the Kojikai in 1907 and was widely noticed as a rising artist when he was awarded a prize at ....... Born in Kobe in 1883. In his childhood, he studied sinology and basic classes at the Shijo school. He then joined Chikujokai, a private school led by Seiho TAKEUCHI, during which time he actively participated in the Kanten exhibition. He later withdrew from Chikujokai because
 Shinsui ITO    Kayo YAMAGUCHI
Born in Tokyo in 1898. As a child, he began working at a print shop as a printer and continued to do so while studying under Kiyokata KABURAKI when he was 13. He later worked on illustrations and woodblock prints. He was invited to exhibit at the Bunten exhibition when he was only 17. .... Born in Kyoto in 1899. He studied painting under Nishimura Goun. He exhibited mainly with the Kanten Exhibition while studying at the Kyoto Municipal College of Painting and won recognition from art circles early in his career. He taught at the Kyoto Municipal Art College in 1942, and......................
Higashiyama Kaii was born on July 8th in Yokohama, to parents Kosuke and Higashiyama Kaii. He was given the name Shinkichi, but later changed this to Kaii. He lived from 3 years old to 18 in Kobe. 1926 when it graduated from Hyogo prefectural Hyogo high school, Higashiyama entered the Nihon-ga department of Tokyo School ............. Shoko Uemura was born in Kyoto in 1902 as the first son of female artist Shoen Uemura. Growing up at her side, Shoko was naturally drawn to the artist path and was educated at Kyoto City Art and Craft School, Kyoto City University of Painting, .....................................


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