Biography Chikut˘, Nakabayashi 竹洞中林 (1776 - 1853)
Chikut˘ (or Chikud˘) Nakabayashi was born in Nagoya. He was the son of a doctor, and already when he was 20 he established his own studio. In 1803 he moved to Kyoto together with Yamamoto Baiitsu (1783-1856). Apart from being one of the best Nanga painters of his age he was also known as its main theorist. He was responsible for many treatises on painting, and he also published numerous illustrated books. Apart from landscapes he also painted kach˘ga.
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