"I became a man in Japan, and I became a painter in France."
Born in the late 1800s, Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita was one of the most notable Japanese artists of the early 1900s. Known for blending Western style with traditional Japanese techniques, Foujita was made famous through his countless paintings, many of which were relatively simple, but showed several aspects of the world around him.
« Le Lewis Carroll de la peinture » comme l’a surnommé Jean Cocteau, fut un artiste de l’hybridation, imprégné de la modernité européenne et des Années Folles, tout en ayant conservé la technique et la précision ancestrale de l’art des estampes.
French peasant girl with baguettes