Biography Kamisaka, Sekka (1866 - 1942)
Kamisaka Sekka (1866–1942) is considered one of the greatest Japanese artists of the first half of the twentieth century. He was the final master of a historic Japanese artistic tradition known as Rimpa, founded in the early seventeenth century, and through his collaborative work in many media and as a proponent of the development of modern crafts, he is known as the father of modern design in Japan.
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Among collectors of 20th century woodblock prints he is mainly known for his woodblock print albums A Thousand Butterflies - Chô Senrui, published in 1903, and World of Things - Momoyogusa, 1909, both published by Unsôdô in Kyoto.
Also as a painter he has left a very attractive oeuvre.