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Utagawa Hiroshige (歌川広重)

Hiroshige, in full Andō Hiroshige, professional names Utagawa Hiroshige and Ichiyūsai Hiroshige, original name Andō Tokutarō, (born 1797, Edo [now Tokyo], Japan - died October 12, 1858, Edo), Japanese artist, one of the last great ukiyo-e ("pictures of the floating world") masters of the colour woodblock print.
His genius for landscape compositions was first recognized in the West by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists.
His print series Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō (1833-34) is perhaps his finest achievement.
Hiroshige was the son of Andō Genemon, warden of the Edo fire brigade. Various episodes indicate that the young Hiroshige was fond of sketching and probably had the tutelage of a fireman who had studied under a master of the traditional Kanō school of painting.
In the spring of 1809, when Hiroshige was 12 years of age, his mother died.


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Toshiyuki Enoki 榎俊幸, 1961 | Lacquer painter


Japanese artist🎨 Toshiyuki Enoki was born in Tokyo. Educated in several different genres of Lacquer painting, traditional Japanese painting and western painting, Toshiyuki Enoki's works are an amalgamation of the new and aged, reality and myth.
This artist strives to antiquate his works, not only in his thematic tribute to well known traditional artists such as Maruyama Oukyou also in his artist process.

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Izumi Kogahara / 古河原泉, 1979 | Abstract painter


Izumi Kogahara / 川原泉 is an Japanese painter🎨, born in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. In 2000 she obtained her artistic diploma from the University with honors.
Artist statement
"I would like to describe human beings’ original and complex inner mind with my own “words” (the way of presentation) by feeling energy from them.
Either they are objective way or abstract way, I continue to describe them with same belief".

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Reiji Hiramatsu, 1941 | Monet and Water Lilies


Reiji Hiramatsu 平松 礼二 is a Japanese🎨 Nihonga painter born in Tokyo.
His father was a civil servant who moved the family to Nagoya in 1946, where Reiji Hiramatsu would grow up.
Early on he developed interest in the traditional painting techniques of Nihonga, however on behest of his parents he first studied law and economics at the Aichi University.

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Ikenaga Yasunari 池永康晟, 1965


Calm, subtle and dreamy portraits of contemporary women, decorated with floral patterns - this is how we can describe the illustrations by Ikenaga Yasunari.
The portraits are painted in the traditional Japanese style called Nihonga, slightly modified by the artist.

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Yuko Nagayama 永山裕子, 1963 | Watercolor painter


Japanese artist🎨 Nagayama Yuka 永山裕子 is a leading watercolorist and teacher known for her easy-to-understand instructional style.
Her paintings are exhibited and sold in galleries across Japan, the United States, and France, and she is featured regularly in Watercolor Magazine.
Nagayama Yuka was born in Tokyo.

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Ikushima Hiroshi 生 島 浩 , 1958 | Figurative painter


Born in Osaka, Ikushima Hiroshi 生 島 浩 is a Japanese award winning🎨 painter.
1983 - Graduated from Kyoto Seika University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Oil Painting Course.
1988 - Went to the United States ('89 to Europe '94 Returned to Japan).
1996 - Opened the painting class in Osaka.
1999 - Entered for the first time in the Hakujitsu Exhibition ('00 Hakujitsu Award, '02 Tomita Award, '05 Sanyo Art Encouragement Award, '10 The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award, '12 Prime Minister Award).

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Kinuko Craft, 1940 | Fantasy painter / illustrator


Kinuko Yamabe Craft (born in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese-born American painter, illustrator and fantasy artist. Kinuko Y. Craft is one of the most widely respected and well known fantasy artists in the World today.
Her past commissions have included paintings for book covers of the who’s who of well known fantasy authors, opera posters, fairy tale books as well as covers for almost every major national magazine.
During her storied career she has become known for meticulous attention to detail, a passionate love of fine art and a deep knowledge of art history.

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Kei Mieno 三重野慶, 1985 | Realist painter

Kei Mieno is a Japanese artist born in Hiroshima who has been painting professionally for more than 10 years already.
In 2007 Mieno graduating from Hiroshima City University - Faculty of Arts, Department of Fine Arts, Department of Oil Painting.
This painter specializes in hyperrealism, and mostly uses oil paint to create his masterpieces.


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Takeji Fujishima | Yoga painter


Fujishima Takeji / 藤島 武 (October 15, 1867 – March 19, 1943) was a Japanese painter🎨, noted for his work in developing Romanticism and Impressionism🎨 within the Yōga (Western-style) art movement in late 19th- and early 20th-century Japanese painting. In his later years, he was influenced by the Art Nouveau movement.
Fujishima was born to an ex-samurai class household in Kagoshima, Satsuma Domain in southern Kyūshū, Japan, where his father had been a retainer of the Shimazu clan daimyō.

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Miho Hirano /平野実穂 | Pop Fantasy Art


Miho Hirano /平野実穂 is a Japanese artist living in Abiko, Chiba. She graduated from Musashino Art University.
Her fantasy art is inhabited by ephemeral women who seem to be merging with their environment, the hair suspended into flowering tree limbs, bird filled bushes, and drifting seaweed.
Miho Hirano’s work is in a group exhibition (Ephemeral) at the Jiro Miura Gallery in Japan.

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Yosuke Ueno, 1977 | Pop Surrealist painter

Yosuke, Japanese painter🎨, started to create original characters and draw them since early childhood, and learned his way to paint by himself.
The first solo show was held in Yamaguchi when he was sixteen, 1994.
Known as Spaceegg77, and shows works in Asia, the U.S, and Europe, living in Tokyo.
Also known as a specialist of symbolism and innocence. Sometimes four colors like red, green, yellow, and blue appear in his works.
These colors represent the four bases of DNA: adenine, thymine, guanine and cytosine, that is, A, T, G and C-molecular elements that all animate beings share. Yosuke paints these colors and A, T, G and C with a message that all animate beings should have equal worth.


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Japanese Artists | Sitemap

Japanese art covers a wide range of art styles and media, including ancient pottery, sculpture, ink painting and calligraphy on silk and paper, ukiyo-e paintings and woodblock prints, ceramics, origami, and more recently manga which is modern Japanese cartoons and comics along with a myriad of other types.
It has a long history, ranging from the beginnings of human habitation in Japan, sometime in the 10th millennium BC, to the present-day country.
Japan has been subject to sudden invasions of new ideas followed by long periods of minimal contact with the outside world.
Over time the Japanese developed the ability to absorb, imitate, and finally assimilate those elements of foreign culture that complemented their aesthetic preferences.


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Atsushi Suwa / 諏訪敦, 1967 | Realist figure painter

Born in Hokkaido, Japan, Atsushi Suwa studied oil painting at Musashino Art University, graduating in 1992.
Two years later he was nominated by the Department of Culture of Japan to be an Overseas Art Trainee and traveled to Spain.
In 1995, he became the first Asian artist to receive the top award🎨 at the 5th International Painting Competition, presented by the Fundacion Barcelo in Mallorca, Spain.
After resuming his career in Japan, he went on to receive the Award🎨 for Excellence at the 22nd Rising Artists Exhibition, presented by the Sompo Japan Museum of Art in 2003.


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Rabindranath Tagore / Victor Nizovtsev ~ Vorrei.../ I long to sit silent by you..

Vorrei dirti le più profonde parole d’amore,
ma non oso, per timore che tu rida.
Ecco perché mi burlo di me stesso e del mio segreto.
Derido il mio dolore per paura che tu faccia lo stesso.

I long to speak the deepest words I have to say to you;
but I dare not, for fear you should laugh.
That is why I laugh at myself and shatter my secret in jest.
I make light of my pain, afraid you should do so.


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Ikenaga Yasunari, 1965 | The modern muses


Japanese painter🎨 Ikenaga Yasunari's [池永康晟] serene and soothing portraits of modern women evoke a dreamy nostalgia through their faded golden hues and elegant floating poses.
Using a Menso brush, mineral pigments, and soot ink on linen cloth, Yasunari continues the ancient tradition of Nihonga painting while simultaneously bringing modern elements to play, such as present-day clothing styles and floral textile designs.
The result is both beautiful and melancholy, capturing the timelessness of the Nihonga style as well as its dimming presence through the years.

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Osamu Obi, 1965 | Figurative/Portrait painter


Japanese painter⏭ 小尾 修 Osamu Obi was born in Kanagawa, Japan.
  • 1988 - Graduated from Musashino Art University, Department of Oil Painting;
  • 1990 - Completed Master's Degree Program in Oil Painting, Musashino Art University;
  • 1991 - Exhibition of Grand Prize Paintings, Tokyo Central Museum. Awarded Grand Prize;
  • 1993 - Participated in Yasui Prize Exhibition;
  • 1996 - Participated in Exchange Exhibition between South Korean and Japanese Oil Painters (Yokohama and Seoul).
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Yoshiro Tachibana (1941-2016) | Abstract / Naif painter

Yoshiro Tachibana / 橘与四郎 was born in Japan (Sanda, Kobe), son of a painter Nakaba Tachibana (1902-2000). Yoshiro began to study art in Tokyo in 1962 and became inspired by the work of Klee. In 1969 he traveled to Spain and Germany.
He lived in Hamburg and Kiel until 1973 and then Moved to Norway.
In 1975 he decided to settle in a small fishing village, Muxia (La Coruña) and began exhibiting his work in various cities in Galicia.


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Toshio Ebine 海老根俊雄, 1978 | Romantic Fantasy painter


Japanese painter Toshio Ebine** creates vast, windswept scenes full of balloons, lone animals, and a sense of odd foreboding in what should, by rights, be sweet illustrations for children's books.
For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Ebine see:
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Hiroshi Yoshida | Landscape painter / printmaker


Hiroshi Yoshida / 吉田 博 (September 19, 1876 - April 5, 1950) was a 20th-century Japanese painter and woodblock printmaker.
He is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the shin-hanga style, and is noted especially for his excellent landscape prints.
Yoshida travelled widely, and was particularly known for his images of non-Japanese subjects done in traditional Japanese woodblock style, including the Taj Mahal, the Swiss Alps, the Grand Canyon, and other National Parks in the United States.