Artwork Details for Yumeji, Takehisa (1884-1934) "Takehisa Yumeji Painting Collection"

Yumeji, Takehisa (1884-1934) - Takehisa Yumeji Painting Collection - 竹久夢二画集

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Takehisa Yumeji Painting Collection - 竹久夢二画集
by Yumeji, Takehisa (1884-1934) - 竹久夢二

Artist:Yumeji, Takehisa (1884-1934) - 竹久夢二
Title:Takehisa Yumeji Painting Collection - 竹久夢二画集
Publisher:Kodansha - 講談社
Medium:Book/Magazine - 本・雑誌
Format:N/A, 31 x 43cm
Condition:Small bumps and marks, otherwise fine.
Price: Sold
Artwork Code:8505-Takehisa_Yumeji
Notes:You won't find a better reference text on the prints and paintings of Taisho era artist Yumeji Takehisa than this one. Rarely seen, this deluxe volume is huge in size with over 186 images including around 105 in full colour (many are full-page), and includes many Yumeji sketches. Hard-cover. Weighs several kilograms, 275 pages. Retailed for 48,000 yen (around US$200) in 1975. In Japanese.

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Artist Biography:
Yumeji Takehisa (竹久 夢二 Takehisa Yumeji, September 16, 1884 -- September 1, 1934), was a Japanese poet and painter. Takehisa died in 1934 at the age of 49. He never studied drawing in any painting school nor under any teacher formally. He hated the concept of the ""artist"", feeling they were rather pretentious which unsurprisingly upset many of the artists of his time, leading to poor reviews from the so-called elite.

Outside of the art circles, Takehisa's works acquired great popularity among ordinary people and to this day have many ardent fans in Japan and abroad. At an earlier stage in his life he intended to become a poet, but knowing he could not make a living as a poet, he began drawing pictures. He was born in Oku (now Setouchi), Okayama, Japan. His childhood home has been preserved and opened to visitors. He is buried in Zoshigaya Cemetery in the Ikebukuro area of Tokyo. (from Wikipedia)

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