Biography Torii, Kiyotada VII 鳥居 清忠 (1875 - 1941)
Kiyotada Torii was a painter and printmaker. He was born in Tokyo in 1875 as the son of Kiyosada Torii. (Torii VI). His original name was Saito Chōkichi. His adopted son, Saito Akira was the famous print artist Torii Kotondo (Torii VIII).
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He studied Tosa painting under Kawabe Mitate in 1903. The year after that he started as a printmaker for several theaters, producing actorsí portraits and advertisements. His Kabuki prints were published by Oana Shūjirō at Shūbisha. He also produced war prints during the Russo-Japanese war.
Another well-known student of Kiyotada Torii was Ueno Tadamasa, who was authorised by the Torii family to use the name of Torii Tadamasa in 1949.