Chiura Obata

I just love Prof Klein and my California history class. Today he told us about a Japanese/Japanese American painter, b. pre-1900, d. 1975, named Chiura Obata. Obata was trying to reconcile his traditional Japanese art training with modern European influences, so his style is a really stunning combination of both. There’s a selection of images here, but if you just really can’t be bothered to look at all of them, this is one of my favorites, and here’s a really crazy one.

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