Shinsui (1898 - 1972 )

Truly elegant in appearance and graceful in pose, Shinsui Ito’s bijin-ga have earned him a reputation as an unrivaled painter of women and a master of design. Shinsui was born in Tokyo as Hajime Ito. He began his artistic training at age 12 in the drawing department of the Tokyo Printing Company before joining the workshop of the painter Kiyokata Kaburagi. By 1916, Shinsui completed his first woodblock print, followed a year later by the series Eight Views of Lake Biwa. Between 1922 and 1923, Shinsui designed his first set of the beauties (Twelve Figures of New Beauties), followed by two installments of Series of Modern Beauties (1929-1931 and 1931-1936). While most recognized for his bijin-ga, Shinsui continued to work as a painter landscape prints. In 1952, his mastery of woodblock design was designated as Intangible Cultural Property, an event commemorated with the print Tresses (1952). Appointed to the Japan Art Academy in 1958, Shinsui received the Order of the Rising Sun in 1970 before his death in 1972.

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Woman in Chignon

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Woman in Chignon

JP-207810

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Rouge

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Rouge

JP-207803

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Hand Mirror

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Hand Mirror

JP110392

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Rouge

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Rouge

JP-111356

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Hand Mirror

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Hand Mirror

JP-111584

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After Washing Her Hair

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After Washing Her Hair

JP-111354

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Listening to the Insects

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Listening to the Insects

JPR-111662

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Snowstorm

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Snowstorm

JP110922

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After Washing Her Hair

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After Washing Her Hair

JP1-20931

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A Woman at Her Makeup

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A Woman at Her Makeup

JP-111580

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Looking in the Mirror

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Looking in the Mirror

JP-111578

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In Spring

Shinsui

In Spring

JP-111632

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Hanging a Mosquito Net

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Hanging a Mosquito Net

JP-111586

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