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TSUGUHARU FOUJITA (Japanese / 1886-1968)

Tsuguharu Foujita was born in Tokyo, and studied art there before arriving in Montparnasse in 1913. Foujita quickly became friends with artists such as Modigliani, Pascin, Soutine, and Léger, and was known by them as Léonard Foujita; his Japanese name Tsuguharu is variously transliterated, we have seen it as Tsu-kuji and Tsuguji. Foujita left France for Brazil after the collapse of his third marriage in 1931, returned to Japan in 1933, and again to France in 1939. Among many exhibitions, there was a major retrospective of his work at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, in 2006. See: Buisson, Foujita: Le Maitre Japonais de Montmartre (2004); Hideo Takumi. Paris vu par les artistes Japonais (1986). There is a 2-volume catalogue raisonné by Buisson & Buisson, Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita, sa vie, son oeuvre.

See also:

ÉDOUARD CHIMOT
ALMÉRY LOBEL-RICHE
MARIETTE LYDIS

Selected prints by TSUGUHARU FOUJITA

Two Japanese women, 1926
Etching

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