Paris: ACR Édition, c. 2001. Hardcover. Quarto (285 x 260 mm.), 588 pp., ill, portraits, bibliography, paper covered boards in illustrated dustjacket with matching heavy card slipcase, ribbon placemarker. As new, upper spine corners slightly bumped. As new / as new. Item #644
Léonard-Tsuguharu Foujita (1886-1968) was a Japanese painter and printmaker born in Tokyo, Japan, who made his home in France from 1913 to 1931 becoming friends with such artists as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Juan Gris. In 1931 and 1932 he travelled and worked in South America, returning to Japan in 1933. He returned to France after World War II eventually becoming a French citizen in 1955. He applied Japanese ink techniquesand styles to Western subjects and was one of the most important Japanese artists working in the West during the 20th century. Text in French. Includes Index des Oeuvres. Richly illustrated with 1180 reproductions, 450 in colour.