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ITŌ JAKUCHŪ

Japanese, 1716-1800


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Born

Kyoto, 1716

Died

Kyoto, 1800

Occupation or Type

painter

Bio

Born as the fourth-generation head of a family of Kyoto greengrocers, Jakuchū was assured a comfortable livelihood. His reclusive personality, however, was at odds with the demands of commerce. More at home with animals than with people, Jakuchū found solace in Zen. He left the family business to concentrate on his sole obsession: painting.

Gender

Male

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