Japanese Ink Brush Landscape Painting by Famous Japanese Painter Haizan Yoshitsugu (1846-1915)


Haizan Yoshitsugu (1855-1915)

A Japanese artist born in Dazaifu on the island of Kyushu. He studied calligraphy with Tanso Hirose and later studied painting with Koseki Nakanishi. He was called ‘left hand Haizan’ because he lost the right hand with the earthquake in 1871. After, he painted with his left hand. The accident did create a change in his compositions. While a certain sensitivity and ability to paint details was lost, his paintings developed a certain strength. This painting was done after his accident as the seal ("hanko/inkan") says "left hand Haisai" (done with the left hand). He died in 1915 at the age of 70.

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