Chigusa, Kitani, 1890-1945

Born in Osaka. Given name Eiko. Studied with Kitano Tsunetomi, Ikeda Shoen, and Kikuchi Keigetsu. Later established the Chigusakai, teaching many students. Known as Japanese-style painter of women; exhibited at Bunten and Teiten. Woodblock bijin-ga published by Nishinomiya. Used the signature Chigusa with a long ovoid vertical seal.** Taken in whole, or in part, with permission from: Merritt, Helen and Nanako Yamada. Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975. University of Hawaii Press: Honolulu. 1992.

Artwork

Noah’s Ark Noah’s Ark #270691 Watanabe, Sadao, 1913-1996 $1,200
Plum Blossoms and Oriental Bullfinch Plum Blossoms and Oriental Bullfinch #WPOS13 Shoson, Ohara, 1877-1945 $300
Spring Night at Ginza Spring Night at Ginza #WPKS07 Shiro, Kasamatsu, 1898-1991 $300
Rainbow Rainbow #260646 Shinsui, Ito, 1898-1972 $15,000