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Higashiyama Kaii

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Higashiyama Kaii


Hakuba No Mori, Higashiyama kaii
Kumo Waku Sankyou, Higashiyama kaii

Hakuba No Mori
Higashiyama Kaii
Lithograph
Landscape

Kumo Waku Sankyou
Higashiyama Kaii
Lithograph
Landscape



Sankyouusei, Higashiyama kaii
Sankyouseishin, Higashiyama kaii

Sankyouusei
Higashiyama Kaii
Lithograph
Landscape

Sankyouseishin
Higashiyama Kaii
Lithograph
Landscape



Gesshou, Higashiyama kaii
Futatsu No Tsuki, Higashiyama kaii

Gesshou
Higashiyama Kaii
Lithograph
Landscape

Futatsu No Tsuki
Higashiyama Kaii
Lithograph
Landscape



Nami Hibiku Iso, Higashiyama kaii
Yoshino No Haru, Higashiyama kaii

Nami Hibiku Iso
Higashiyama Kaii
Lithograph
Landscape

Yoshino No Haru
Higashiyama Kaii
Lithograph
Landscape



Hanaakari, Higashiyama kaii
Shusai, Higashiyama kaii

Hanaakari
Higashiyama Kaii
Lithograph
Landscape

Shusai
Higashiyama Kaii
Lithograph
Landscape



Yoizakura, Higashiyama kaii

Yoizakura
Higashiyama Kaii
Lithograph
Landscape


History

1908

On July 8, Higashiyama Kaii was born in Yokohama. His true name is Shinkichi.

1926

He entered the Japanese painting department of Tokyo Fine Arts School (existing Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music).

1931

He graduated from Japanese painting department of Tokyo Fine Arts School. He studied under Yuki Somei, and assumed a pen name "KAII".

1933

He finished a graduated course of Tokyo Fine Arts School. He visited Europe in August.

1934

He was selected to the first German-Japanese exchange student and entered Berlin University.

1947

He exhibited "Zanshow"(afterglow) at the 3rd Nitten exhibition, and it was selected as Special Selection.

1950

He exhibited "Michi"(a way) at the 6th Nitten exhibition, and won eminent as a landscape artist.

1956

"Koukon" which was the artworks he exhibited at Nitten exhibition won the 12th Japan Art Academy Award, and it was purchased by the government.

1965

He was appointed to a member of The Japan Art Academy. He took office as a director of Nitten.

1968

He completed "Asaake No Shio"(the tide of dawn) as a big mural of Imperial Palace.

1969

He was given the Order of Culture, and was selected to Person of Cultural Merits.

1976

He was given the Grand Cross of Merit by the president of the Federal Republic of Germany.

1984

He took office as an advisor of Nitten.

1985

He was awarded the Order Pour le Merite which was the supreme order of the arts and sciences of West Germany.

1999

On May 6, he passed away at 90 years old, and he was given the Orders of the Sacred Treasure.





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