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Tsuguharu Foujita


Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita (Tokyo 1886 - 1968 Zurich) was a French-Japanese artist who had his early education at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. In his mid-twenties he moved to Paris, setting up a studio in Montparnasse. What's really impressive and fascinating about Foujita, is that he created and stayed true to his own style by combining the Western medium of oil paint with Japanese ink techniques. This all while being heavily influenced by the beautiful company of Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, ... . Today his work appears in museum collections across the world, such as the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto and the Pompidou Centre in Paris. In 2018, marking the 50th anniversary of his death, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum staged the biggest retrospective of his work to date.

Tsuguharu Foujita


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