(1766 - 1830)
Ranko Nakai was active/lived in Japan. Ranko Nakai is known for painting.
Ranko Nakai was born in Osaka, in 1766. Ranko was known as a poet, tea master, and painter.
Though his work has affinities with the Maruyama-Shijo school, he was not affiliated with any particular atelier. He is said to have been a student of Shitomi Kangetsu (1747-1797), who himself was considered rather eclectic in his style, studying under Tsukioka Settei, as well as espousing techniques found in ancient Chinese and Japanese painting.