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KIYONAGA (1752 - 1815), Print artist, painter, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
KIYONAGA (1752 - 1815), Print artist, painter, draughtsman

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Japanese, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1752, in Edo (now Tokyo); died 1815.

Print artist, painter, draughtsman. Figures, portraits, genre scenes, interiors with figures, landscapes.

Kiyonaga - painter, draughtsman and master of the woodblock print - was one of the most accomplished ukiyo-e artists and a central figure in the movement. In just eight years, he succeeded in establishing a new ideal of beauty

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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