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KOBAYASHI, Kokei (1883 - 1957), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
KOBAYASHI, Kokei (1883 - 1957), Painter

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1883, in Niigata Prefecture; died 1957.


Kobayashi Kokei went to Tokyo when he was sixteen, entering the studio of the painter Kajita Hanko. He was first accepted by the Bunken (the Ministry of Education Exhibition) in 1912. In 1922, he went to Europe. The Western painting he saw during his trip there had a lasting influence on his style. He tended towards

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