Kawase Hasui (1883~1957)

Kawase Hasui (1883 - 1957)
Kawase Hasui was a prominent Japanese painter
of the late 19th and early 20th centuries,
and one of the chief printmakers
in the shin-hanga ("new prints") movement.
Kawase studied ukiyo-e and Japanese style
painting at the studio of Kiyokata Kaburagi.
He mainly concentrated on making watercolors of actors,
everyday life and landscapes,
many of them published as illustrations in books
and magazines in the last few years of the Meiji period and early Taishō period.