Maruyama Okyo (円山応挙) (Biographical details)

Maruyama Okyo (円山応挙) (painter/draughtsman; Japanese; Male; 1733 - 1795)

Also known as

Maruyama Okyo (円山応挙); Chusen (仲選); Sensai (仙斎); Mondo (主水)

Biography

Painter. Okyo was a farmer's son who went to Kyoto to train with the Kano master Ishida Yutei (1721-86), and became a popular and extremely influential artist as well as the founder of a major new painting school. He specialised in a close observation of nature, but these scrolls also demonstrate the influences he received from the tradition of Chinese bird-and-flower painting.