KUMAGAI Naohiko

Date of Birth and Death
January 29, 1829 - March 8, 1913
Birthplace (modern name)
Kyoto
Occupation, Status
Artist

Description

Japanese-style painter. Born in Kyoto, the son of a Shinto priest in Kamo. He studied under the Shijo school painter Shigehiko Okamoto, and after his master died he studied on his own. Later he was adopted by Samon Kumagai, a samurai of the Hiroshima Clan and emonkata based in Kyoto, and was busily engaged in clan affairs as a samurai. After the Meiji Restoration, he moved to Tokyo and became active as a painter, exhibiting at the Chicago and Paris world expositions and elsewhere. He excelled especially at figure painting. In 1904, he became teishitsu gigeiin (Imperial artist).

Publications

National Diet Library Online

SNS

KUMAGAI Naohiko

  • Portrait of KUMAGAI Naohiko1