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Tsuguharu Léonard FOUJITA - A recto / verso page of ’The Adventures of the King Pausole", from Pierre Louÿs

Tsuguharu FOUJITA
A recto / verso page of 'The Adventures of the King Pausole", from Pierre Louÿs. Woodcut.
Dimensions : 24 x 18 cm (9.4 x 7.1 inches)

Tsuguharu Foujita : Born in Tokyo in 1886, Tsugouharu Foujita or Tsuguharu Fujita is a complete artist (painter, draughtsman, engraver, illustrator, ceramicist, photographer, filmaker, fashion designer...) internationally recognized. When he arrived in Montparnasse in 1913, cubists compositions and The Douanier Rousseau's paintings from Picasso's workshop pushed him to join The modern art avant-garde. Foujita became one of the most important "École de Paris" members (coming out in 1918). He became friends with Modigliani, Pascin, Moïse Kisling, Chana Orloff, Soutine, Derain, Vlaminck, Fernand Léger, Juan Gris, Matisse... His first own exhibition in june 1917 is a success; he exhibits 110 watercolors in a half-japanese half-gothic style. He is presented in all the painting shows in Paris, Brussels, Germany, US and Japan. The 20's in Montparnasse were the climax of his career : His paintings representing women, children and cats enter the greatest art collections. In 1955, he obtained the french nationality. He converted to catholicism 4 years later and took the name Léonard. In 1964, he decided with René Lalou to build and decorate The Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix Chapel (Foujita Chapel) in Reims. Léonard Foujita died in 1968 in Zurich.
Expertized by Noé Willer : Specialist expert, and author of several catalogue raisonné (Eugène Galien-Laloue, Luigi Loir and soon Victor Gilbert, Jean-Gabriel Domergue). He has been working wih auctionneers and international collectors for more than twenty years. References: Salle des ventes de Drouot-Paris, France and International: Christie's, Sotheby's.

The Bridgestone Museum of art Ishibashi Foundation (Japan)
Nagoya City Art Museum (Japan)
Queensland art Gallery (Australia)
Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) (The USA)
Carnegie Museum of art (The USA)
Maison-atelier Foujita (France)
Fuji Art Museum (Japan)
The National Museum of Art, Osaka (Japan)
Centre Pompidou - Musée national d'art moderne (France)
Musée Angladon-Dubrujeaud (France)
Musée de Grenoble (France)
MNBA - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes - Argentina (Argentina)
Busan Museum of Art (South Korea)
National Museum of Western Art & Matsukata Collection (Japan)
The Modern Museum in Sweden - Moderna Museet (Sweden)
Museum van Buuren (Belgium)
Ohara Museum of Art (Japan)
MARGS (Brazil)
The Juan B. Castagnino Museum (Argentina)
Musée Faure - Aix-les-Bains (France)
Musée de Reims (France)
Château-Musée Grimaldi (France)
Museo Emilio Caraffa (Argentina)
Musée de Pully (Switzerland)
Taipei Fine art Museum (TFAM) (Taiwan)
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