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Kaii Higashiyama

Japanese artist (1908-1999)

1908   -   1999

country of citizenship: Japan
languages spoken, written or signed: Japanese
educated at: Tokyo University of the Arts
occupation: painter
award received: Bavarian Order of Merit, Order of Culture, Pour le Mérite for Sciences and Arts, Person of Cultural Merit, Japan Art Academy Prize

Kaii Higashiyama (東山 魁夷, Higashiyama Kaii, July 8, 1908 – May 6, 1999) was a Japanese writer and artist particularly renowned for his Nihonga style paintings. As one of the most popular artists in post-war Japan, Higashiyama was awarded the Japan Art Academy Prize in 1956 and the Order of Culture in 1969.
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