(1861 - 1939)
Eleonora Ragusa was active/lived in Japan, Italy. Eleonora Ragusa is known for Flower, figure, still life, landscape painting.
Biography Eleonora Ragusa
Tama Kiyohara (1861–1939), also known as Eleonora Ragusa, Otama Kiyohara or Chiovara O'Tama or Tama Ragusa was a Japanese painter who spent most of her life in the Sicilian city of Palermo. Her maiden name was Tamayo Kiyohara.
She was the second daughter of Kiyohara Einosuke, manager of the famous Zojo-ji temple in Shiba-Shinbori, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. She started studying seriously painting with a Japanese master even before entering elementary school. Her life suddenly changed when Sicilian sculptor Vincenzo Ragusa, for whom she had modeled when she was just 17, after spending six years in Japan as a sculpture professor decided to go home in 1882 bringing with him Kiyohara Einosuke, his wife and 21-year-old
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