Biography Kurita, Yû (1896 - 1961)
Yû Kurita was born in Shizuoka prefecture. After having studied western-style painting he exhibited with the Nihon Sôsaku-Hanga Kyôkai from 1920. He was a founding member of the Nihon Hanga Kyôkai. He contributed both to Han geijutsu and to HANGA.
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In 1930 and 1931 he was in Europe. On his return he concentrated on painting, exhibiting with the Inten and Teiten (a.o.).
His woodblock prints are highly textured: his repeated use af a fine gouge is evocative of an impressionist's brush.