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Edo After Nagasaki Scroll
Japanese, (1842–1913)
Kawabata Gyokusho - Shijo painter. Born in Kyoto to a family of lacquer artists. First studied the Maruyama style with Nakajima Raisho. In 1866 left Kyoto for Tokyo to study Western painting under Charles Wirgman. However, soon returned to Japanese-style painting and became leading figure in Tokyo art circles and, in 1890, professor in charge of the painting division espousing the Shijo school of Fine Arts. In 1909 founded Kawabata painting school; had many pupils who later became well known. Member of Nihon Bijutsu Kyokai and the Imperial Art Commission (the predecessor of the Commission for the Protection of Cultural Properties). Considered the last great representative of the Shijo school, although in his last years sought to combine Chinese, Japanese, and Western elements in his painting. His work quite delicate, making use of a Japanese technique in a realistic manner. A competent artist. -- Roberts, L. Dictionary of Japanese Artists (1980)

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Bird in Snow 534.65.CD.X

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