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Biography Ikeda, Keisen 池田 桂仙 (1863 - 1931)

Keisen Ikeda was born and bred in Ise province (modern Mie Prefecture). He was the son and pupil of Unsh Ikeda. In 1874 he moved to Kyoto with his father. In 1886 he graduated from the Kyoto Prefectural School of Painting. Keisen Ikeda was one of the important artists in the early stages of the Bunten, and he participated in the first Bunten exhibition in 1907, and on eight further occasions. In 1917 he won the highest honour in the 11th Bunten. He was a founding member of the Nihon Jiy Gakai, and later he became a member of the Nihon Nangain. As a Nanga painter he was an important figure in the Kyoto art world.

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