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Title

Self portrait


Artist

FUJITA Tsuguharu

Japan, France

1886 - 1968


About

Fujita most likely made this print in Paris, where in the 1920s he enjoyed unprecedented success as a Japanese painter. He established a much-acclaimed style of painting on a white surface with black ink outlines inspired by traditional Japanese painting, as seen in this etching. While many Japanese artists spent time in Paris, Fujita was the painter most fully integrated into the Parisian art world, living there from 1913 to 1929, and then intermittently until his death. In Paris he mixed with artists such as Modigliani and Picasso, and served as a judge for the salons. His fondness of cats was well known, and they feature in many of his works.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.276.


Details


Other Title

Self-portrait with cat


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

circa 1920s


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching


Edition

78/150


Dimensions

32.5 x 24.4 cm image


Signature & date

Signed l.r., pencil "Foujita". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1957


Location

Not on display


Accession number

9350


Artist information

FUJITA Tsuguharu

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Chiaki Ajioka, Modern Boy Modern Girl: modernity in Japanese art 1910-1935, 'Lure of the City', pg. 29-54, Sydney, 1998, 32 (colour illus.), 164. cat.no. 5ii

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'A New Dichotomy', Sydney, 2003, 276 (colour illus.).