Fujita Tsuguharu

(Japan, France 1886 – 1968)

Self portrait

Other titles:
Self-portrait with cat
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Shôwa period 1926–1988
Japan: Taishô period 1912–1926
Year
circa 1920s
Media
Print
Medium
etching
Dimensions
32.5 x 24.4 cm image
Signature & date

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

Credit
Purchased 1957
Accession number
9350