Kawanabe Kyosai
Japanese, 1831-1889
Collected by a major museum
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Often monikered the Demon of Painting—or Shuchu Gaki—Japanese artist Kawanabe Kyosai was famous for assaults on other artists, excessive drinking, political satires for which he was imprisoned, and most importantly, his accomplishments as a painter. The son of a samurai, Kyosai began studying traditional Japanese …

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