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KENZAN (1663 - 1743), Potter, painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
KENZAN (1663 - 1743), Potter, painter

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Japanese, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1663, in Kyoto Prefecture; died 1743.

Potter, painter.

Kenzan was the brother of Korin Ogata, the great Edo painter (1658-1716), and became known first as a ceramicist. He and Ninsei Nonomura introduced a new form of richly decorated ceramic art, which was very successful in the Genroku period (1668-1703). The son of Soken Ogata, Kenzan received a very good education

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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