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List of 7 Ukiyo-E Famous Artists Painters

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Katsushika Hokusai

Katsushika Hokusai (1760 - 1849) - Japan (Edo (Present-Day Tokyo))

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Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾 北斎, listen (help·info), c. October 31, 1760 – May 10, 1849) was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. Born in Edo (now Tokyo), Hokusai is best known as author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (富嶽三十六景, Fugaku Sanjūroku-kei, c. 1831) which includes the internationally i......

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) - Japan (Edo)

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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese: 月岡 芳年 also named Taiso Yoshitoshi 大蘇 芳年 30 April 1839 – 9 June 1892) was a Japanese artist. He is widely recognized as the last great master of the ukiyo-e genre of woodblock printing and painting. He is also regarded as one of the form's greatest innovators. His career spanned two eras – the last years of Edo period ......

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) - Japan (Edo)

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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川 國芳, January 1, 1798 – April 14, 1861) was one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting. He was a member of the Utagawa school. The range of Kuniyoshi's subjects included many genres: landscapes, beautiful women, Kabuki actors, cats, and mythical animals. He is known for depiction......

Kitagawa Utamaro

Kitagawa Utamaro (1753 - 1806) - Japan (Edo)

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Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese: 喜多川 歌麿 c. 1753 – 31 October 1806) was a Japanese artist. He is one of the most highly regarded designers of ukiyo-e woodblock prints and paintings, and is best known for his bijin ōkubi-e "large-headed pictures of beautiful women" of the 1790s. He also produced nature studies, particularly illustrated books of insects. L......

Utagawa Kunisada

Utagawa Kunisada (1786 - 1865) - Japan (Honjo)

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Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese: 歌川 国貞 also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III (三代歌川豊国) 1786 – 12 January 1865) was the most popular, prolific and commercially successful designer of ukiyo-e woodblock prints in 19th-century Japan. In his own time, his reputation far exceeded that of his contemporaries, Hokusai, Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi. At the end of the Edo ......

Utagawa Toyokuni

Utagawa Toyokuni (1769 - 1825) -

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Utagawa Toyokuni (Japanese: 歌川豊国 1769 in Edo – 24 February 1825 in Edo), also often referred to as Toyokuni I, to distinguish him from the members of his school who took over his gō (art-name) after he died, was a great master of ukiyo-e, known in particular for his kabuki actor prints. He was the second head of the renowned Utagawa school of Japan......

Ando Hiroshige

Ando Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) - Japan (Tokyo)

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