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Maekawa Senpan

Japanese, 1888-1960


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Born

Kyoto, 1888-10-5

Died

Tokyo, November 17, 1960

Active

Tokyo

Occupation or Type

printmaker

Bio

Maekawa's real name was Ishida Jûzaburô 石田重三郎. He studied oil painting at the Kansai Art Academy (Kansai Bijutsu In) in Kyoto, where one of his instructors was Asai Chū. He became an illustrator and cartoonist to support himself, and in 1911 he moved to Tokyo to work for Puck 東京パック社, a satiric periodical. He taught himself to make woodblock prints and exhibited in the first art show of the Sōsaku Hanga Kyōkai in 1919. Although Maekawa was the oldest of the artists in the group, his progressive views made his work modern.

Gender

Male

Related People

Student of: Asai Chû (Japanese, 1856-1907)

Member of: Nihon Hanga Kyôkai (Japanese)

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