Shoen, Uemura, 1875-1949

Born in Kyoto. Given name Tsune. Attended Kyoto Prefectural School of Painting. Studied with Suzuki Shonen, Takeuchi Seiho, and Kono Bairei. Exhibited in Bunten. Member of Imperial Art Academy and Art Committee of the Imperial Household. Painter of bijin-ga. Received Order of Cultural Merit in 1948, the first woman to receive this award. Self-published prints include Waiting for the Moon (Machizuki) based on a 1944 painting of the same name, bijin-ga, and ghosts. Prints often carved by Okura Hanbei or Yamagishi Kazue; printed by Nishimura Kumakichi or Sato Kanjiro. Used a very small signature and 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

The Birth of Christ The Birth of Christ #250035 Watanabe, Sadao, 1913-1996 SOLD
Evening Showers at Matsunoshima Evening Showers at Matsunoshima #FWG0211 Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957 SOLD
Sailing Boats - Morning Sailing Boats - Morning #910467 Yoshida, Hiroshi, 1876-1950 SOLD
Hanga 675-6 Hanga 675-6 #260951 $50