Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita
(1886 - 1968)
Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita was active/lived in France, Japan, Switzerland. Leonard Foujita is known for modernist animal, figure and still life painting.
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Biography Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita
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A French-Japanese painter and printmaker credited with being the "first
Japanese artist to free that country's art of its legendary and classic
image", Tsuguharu Foujita spent most of his career in Paris, where he
was associated with revolutionary artists including Pablo Picasso,
Georges Braque and Henri Rousseau. However, Foujita often
returned to his
native county and was there for nine years during World War II.
After that, he returned to Paris where he served as President of the
Association of Japanese Artists.
painting style was primarily expressionist, although he did some
realism as well. After his conversion to Catholicism, he did
frescoes for the
Chapel of Our Lady of Peace in Reims.&nbs
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