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Arriving in Europe as early as the 1830s, Japanese woodblock prints reverberated throughout the West. The 1867 Paris Exposition Universelle set a fire in the hearts of art collectors. In the U.S., Whistler, Fenollosa and Bigelow were just a few of the great early American ukiyo-e collectors. By the 1870’s, ukiyo-e prints reached the height of fashion, inciting a mania amongst art enthusiasts and inspiring the brightest minds in Western art. French art critic Philippe Burty coined the term Japonisme in 1872 to described the profound influence of Japanese art on Western art that spanned France, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Germany, and the United States. From Monet to Degas, Van Gogh to Toulouse-Lautrec, Western artists were forever changed by the compositional daring and unfaltering beauty of ukiyo-e. As Japonisme provided a fresh visual language for a changing world, it held a different meaning to each artist who came under its spell.

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