Here's your ASSIGNMENT: write us about an artist in or from your country. Educate us about your culture. Research but don't just copy something from a website. Put it in your own words. Don't forget to include at least one picture and a link to the artist's work. You can write about any kind of visual art - painters, muralists, filmmakers, photographers, sculptors, architects. and so on. Your artist does not have to be alive and can be from any period.
Born in Yokohama, Higashiyama graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1931. He was awarded the Japan Art Institute prize in 1956. In 1968 he completed large murals on the New Imperial Palace, and in 1969 he was given the Order of Cultural Merits and designated as a person with cultural merit. In 1975 and 1980, he completed murals in Tōshōdai-ji.
The famous Japanese master Kaii Higashiyama has generously donated more than 700 of his works (paintings, studies, sketches, etc.) to the museum. To house and display these works, the Higashiyama Kaii Gallery was built and opened in April of 1990.
The gallery holds paintings such as "Vibrant Greens", "Forest with a White Horse", and "Evening Quiet", and also series of sketches such as "Landscape in Europe", "Journey into Tohoku and Shinshu", "Landscape in China", "Landscape in Northern Europe":, "Four Seasons in Kyoto", "Landscape with a White Horse" and "Spring and Autumn in Yamato". There are also sketches and studies for the Nitten Exhibition and for the Toshodai-ji Murals which show his inspiration and the process of painting.
(copied and pasted from http://www.artknowledgenews.com//Kaii_Higashiyama.html)
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