Goun, Nishimura, 1877-1938

Born in Kyoto. Given name Genjiro. Studied with Kishi Chikudo and Takeuchi Seiho. Exhibited paintings at Bunten and Teiten. Member of Imperial Art Academy. Showed with the Nihon Bijutsu Kyokai and then with the Zenkoku Kaiga Kyoshinkai. Prize winner at the first Bunten; member of and frequent juror for the Teiten. Second-generation modern Kyoto school, heir to Seiho’s manner. Teacher of Japanese-style painting at Kyoto City Specialist School of Painting. Subjects include flowers, fish, animals, birds, bunraku puppets. Carved by Yamagishi Kazue, printed by Nishimura Kumakichi. Used his art name Goun in signatures and seals.** 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.


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