Biography Matsumoto, Shisui 松本姿水 (1887 - 1972)
Matsumoto Shisui was born in Tochigi Prefecture. He went to Tokyo to study painting. First he was a pupil of Kawai Gyokud˘ (1873-1957), who in his turn had been a pupil of K˘no Bairei. After this period of studying Japanese-style painting, he studied Western-style painting with Kuroda Seiki (1866-1924).
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He was a regular exhibitor with the Nitten. His paintings show considerable Western influence. See Roberts, p. 105.