Artist of the moment…….Yumeji Takehisa

 

Yumeji Takehisa was born in Setouchi, Okayama, Japan in the year 1884. His father was a sake brewer. Takehisa started off wanting to be a poet or writer. After he realized he couldn’t make money from his writings, Takehisa began to draw and paint.

Price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $30,000.

Takehisa didn’t have any formal artistc education.

He married at age twenty three years old, started using his wife as a model. and began working in the style of bijin-ga. Bijin-ga involves the creation of beautiful women in art.

Started off working as a paid magazine illustrator whilst still in high school.

In the early 1930s Takehisa went to Europe and the United States to make himself more well known on the international art scene. However, the artist became seriously ill and returned to Japan and passed away in 1934.

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In this clip we view a great selection of the famous beautiful women of Yumeji Takehisa:

A movie was made featuring the life of Yumeji:

Price range information: Yumeji’s works range from $1,000 to $30,000.

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