Biography Unrei, Akamatsu 雲嶺 赤松 (1892 - 1958)
Akamatsu Unrei was born in Osaka in 1892. His real name was Yoshisuke.
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He studied painting with Unsen Koyama and Tikugai Fujii and later with the famous nanga painter Himejima Chikugai (1840-1928).
At a relatively young age he already proved a true master of nanga, surpassing the talents of his teachers and finding a new, personal way of looking at nanga. His paintings were often exhibited with the Bunten, Teiten and Nitten and he was a member of the Nihon Nanga-in.
He died in 1958 at the age of 65.