- Occupation or Type
Utagawa Toyoharu is known to print collectors as a master of uki-e (landscapes employing one-point perspective).
Toyoharu lived in Kyoto, studied painting under a Kanô master before moving to Edo around 1763. His interest in creating the illustion of depth, using exaggerated one-point perspective, led him to a series of woodblock-print designs that captialized on the depiction of expansive space.
Utagawa Toyoharu was famous for his perspective prints, in which he created dynamic spatial recession by combining elements of Western-inspired one-point perspective with the traditional Asian bird's-eye viewpoint.
- Related People
Teacher of: Utagawa Toyohiro (Japanese, 1773-1828)