lithograph with artist's MK seal at lower right, ca. 1910-20s
7 1/8 by 5 1/8 in., 18.2 by 13 cm
Katsumi Miyake was born in Tokushima prefecture. He studied with Yukihiko Soyama and Naojiro Harada. From 1897 to 1899, he took art classes at Yale University. In 1912 he was one of the founding members of the association of Western-style paintings, Kofukai, and contributed to the magazine Kofu, as well as the government sponsored exhibitions Bunten, Teiten and Shin Bunten. A judge at Teiten. Appointed member of Japan Art Academy in 1951. He made lithographs and woodblock prints, and was known to have worked with the carver Inoue Bonkotsu and the printer Nishimura Kumakichi. Miyake was well known as a watercolorist and wrote many books about watercolor painting.
(inv. no. 10-3630)
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