Keisai Eisen - The Encyclopedia of Fine Arts - Artist, Painter  Keisai Eisen

Born: 1790

Death: 1848


Keisai Eisen (渓斎 英泉, 1790–1848) was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist who specialised in bijin-ga (pictures of beautiful women). His best works, including his ōkubi-e ("large head pictures"), are considered to be masterpieces of the "decadent" Bunsei Era (1818–1830). He was also known as Ikeda Eisen, and wrote under the name of Ippitsuan. Eisen was born in...

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