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KEISAI (1761 - 1824), Master engraver, illustrator, painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
KEISAI (1761 - 1824), Master engraver, illustrator, painter

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Japanese, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1761 or 1764, in Edo (now Tokyo); died 1824, in Edo.

Master engraver, illustrator, painter.

Ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world).

Keisai was the son of a maker of tatami (straw mats), who studied the style of Korin (1658-1716) and the old Japanese yamato-e scrolls. He trained under Shigemasa (1738-1820) and became a genre painter. Several of

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