YAMASHITA Rin

Date of Birth and Death
June 16, 1857 - January 26, 1939
Birthplace (modern name)
Ibaraki
Occupation, Status
Artist
Pen name etc.
Irina Yamashita Rin

Description

Icon painter. After graduating from the Kobu Bijutsu Gakko (the Technical Fine Arts School) in 1877, she studied Western painting under Italian painter Antonio Fontanesi. While attending school she converted to Russian Orthodox and went to Russia to study icon painting in 1880. After her return to Japan in 1883, based in the Holy Resurrection Cathedral (Nikorai-do) in Kanda she produced icon paintings for churches around the country. Her notable works include Juni Taisaizu (The Twelve Great Feasts) in the Hakodate Orthodox Church.

Publications

National Diet Library Online

SNS

YAMASHITA Rin

  • Portrait of YAMASHITA Rin1