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Léonard Foujita

If I paint differently from other artists, it’s because I am Japonese and shortsighted.

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Tsuguharu Fujita, Leonard Foujita, was born in 1886 in Tokyo, Japan. He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Tokyo from 1905-1908 and arrives in Europe in 1913. He will move to Paris two years later. He had his surname Frenchified. Foujita paints street scenes of Paris and the suburbs. He exhibits in various Parisian galleries (Salon d’automne, Salon des Independants). Little by little the . . .

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Original signed etching de  : Seated nude
Seated nude
1930 Original etching in colours, signed in pencil by the artist, extracted from the suite "Femmes". Editions Artistiques Apollo, Paris. Without
Original etching de  : Self-portrait with cat
Self-portrait with...
1926 Original etching, unsigned, posterior proof of Chalcographie du Louvre Edition (Paris). Drystamp under the composition. Without
Single work Original drawing in ink de  : Sleepy cat
Sleepy cat
Circa 1930 Drawing in ink with brush and lavis, signed by the artist « Foujita » and in Japanese. Without
Single work Signed single work de  : Butterfly
1959 Drawing in pen ball representing a butterfly, signed and dated "Le Printemps 59" (The Spring 59) on a page dedicated to the artist in an entitled... Without
Original signed lithograph de  : Deux enfants à la baguette et au pot au lait
Deux enfants à la...
Circa 1960 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist. Without
Signed lithograph de  : Enfant d'artiste
Enfant d'artiste
1961 Lithograph in black, after a painting of 1950, signed in ballpoint pen by the artist. Pierre de Tartas Publisher. Without
Original signed lithograph de  : Study of nude
Study of nude
1928 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist on the bottom right. Without
Original signed lithograph de  : Self-portrait in the studio
Self-portrait in...
1951 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist, frontispiece of the book "La rivière enchantée". Ed. Klein. Without
Original signed lithograph de  : Young lady with cat
Young lady with cat
1959 Original lithograph in 7 colors, signed in pencil by the artist. Pierre Cailler Ed., Geneva. Without
Original signed lithograph de  : Woman and child
Woman and child
1964 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist. Galerie Pétrides Ed., Paris. Without
Single work Original signed drawing de  : Profile II
Profile II
1952 Drawing in ink, signed "Foujita Paris" in bottom on the right. Preparatory drawing for a reproduced oil p. 243 in volume I of the Catalogue Raisonné. Without
Single work Original signed drawing de  : Portrait of woman
Portrait of woman
1929 Drawing in pencil and white, signed and dated in bottom on the right. Without
Lithograph signed de  : In the kitchen
In the kitchen
1952 Original lithograph, signed in pencil, published by "le Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris". Without
Original signed woodcut de  : Cathedral
1963 Original woodcut, signed in pencil, from the book "La Mérangère", Pierre de Tartas Publisher, Bièvre. Without
Lithograph after de  : Eve
Circa 1960 Lithograph after Foujita, signed in the stone. Certainly printed in the Atelier Mourlot. Without
Book de  : La troisième jeunesse de Madame Prune
La troisième...
1926 Illustrated book. Text by Pierre Loti, illustrated with 17 original etchings (including 11 hors-texte), each in 3 states + a suite which contain 2... Without
Original signed lithograph de  : Women
Circa 1950 Original lithograph, signed in pencil. Stamp of Ed. Tartas, Paris Without
Original signed drawing de  : Profile
1941 Original drawing in ink, signed and dated by the artist. Without
Etching de  : Self-portrait the cat...
Self-portrait the...
1927 Self-portrait the cat on the shoulder. Original etching, signed in pencil. Without

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)

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To read about the artist :
  • « F. », G. Bauër, R. Rey, in « Cahiers de la peinture », n° 2 Ed. A. Weber, 1958
  • « L. Foujita, oeuvres de 1949 à 1968 », B. Dorival, Ed Michido, Tokyo, 1978
  • « F. pour l'éternité, des peintres et la guerre », M. Kikuhata, Ashishobo,1978
  • « Foujita », Jean Selz, Ed. Flammarion, Paris, 1980
  • « Vie et œuvre de Foujita », S. et D. Buisson, ACR Ed., 1987, rééd. 2002
  • « Les peintres japonais à l'épreuve de la guerre », M. Luken, Ed. Les Belles Lettres, 2005
  • « Foujita inédits », Sylvie Buisson, Ed. Fondation Nichido, Paris, 2007
  • « Foujita, le maître du trait », A. Le Diberder, Ed. Philippe Picquier, 2008
  • « Foujita monumental », collectif, Ed. Hazan, 2010
  • « Foujita et ses amis du Montparnasse », S. Buisson, Ed. Alternatives, Paris, 2010
To read from the artist :
  • « Légendes Japonaises », Editions de l’Abeille d’Or, 1923
  • « Avec un seul bras », réflexions, 1936, Ed. Kondansha, Tokyo, 1984 (2ème édition)
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