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Utamaro Kitagawa

Japanese, 1753?-1806


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Born

1753?

Died

1806

Occupation or Type

painter

print designer

Bio

Considered one of the greatest of the artists of the "Floating World"--the realm of transient sensory pleasures--Utamaro created not only paintings but also designs for prints and illustrated books. His singular vision of feminine beauty inspired a generation of artists and won admiration in Japan in his own day, as well as among a world-wide audience in our own time.

Gender

Male

Related People

Teacher of: Kitagawa Fujimaro (Japanese, 1790-1850)

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