Biography Nomura, Yoshimitsu (1870 - 1958)
Nomura Yoshimitsu studied ukiyo-e under his father (Nomura) Yoshikuni in Osaka. His great-grandfather Yoshikuni I had been a pupil of Utagawa Kuniyoshi. Unlike his father, grandfather and great-grandfather Yoshimitsu also studied western art under the French painter and etcher George Bigot (1860-1927). Even before that he had started his own studio. In 1895 he gained fame with a painting of the Japanese attack on Port Arthur during the Sino-Japanese war. When Shin Hanga prints became popular Yoshimitsu started working for the Kyoto publisher Sato Shotaro. Yoshimitsu's work was exhibited at the famous (second) Toledo exhibition in 1936.
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