Biography Nishimura, Goun 西村 五雲 (1877 - 1938)
Nishimura Goun was born in 1877.
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He was trained by Kishi Chikudō from the age of twelve. After Chikudō’s death several of his pupils entered the juku of Takeuchi Seihō, whose style formed a second major influence. From the beginning Goun won prizes at exhibitions, including the first Bunten.
In 1909 he became a teacher at the Kyoto Municipal School of Arts and Crafts. In 1912 he established his own juku. Not long afterwards his health declined, and he was only able to paint small-scale works. Still, he participated in the Teiten and many other major exhibitions.
He was a professor at several Kyoto art schools and a member of the Imperial Art Academy.
His subjects are flowers, fish, animals and birds, which he represented in a style both familiar and uncommon, thus creating a very personal fusion of the styles of his two teachers Chikudō and Seihō. He belonged to the second generation of the modern Kyoto school.
He died of his illness in 1938.
See also paintingss from Chikudo, Kishi 竹堂 岸 (1826-1897)
See also paintings from Takeuchi, Seihô 竹内 栖鳳 (1864-1942)