Kaii HIGASHIYAMA

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Flowers Luminous at Night, woodcut by Kaii HIGASHIYAMAFlowers Luminous at Night
Dawn, lithograph by Kaii HIGASHIYAMADawn
Late Autumn, lithograph by Kaii HIGASHIYAMALate Autumn
Moonlit Duet, lithograph by Kaii HIGASHIYAMAMoonlit Duet
First Snow on Kitayama, woodcut by Kaii HIGASHIYAMAFirst Snow on Kitayama
Distant Lake, lithograph by Kaii HIGASHIYAMADistant Lake
Reflections of Green, lithograph by Kaii HIGASHIYAMAReflections of Green
Evening Star, lithograph by Kaii HIGASHIYAMAEvening Star
Reflections in Silence, lithograph by Kaii HIGASHIYAMAReflections in Silence
Two Moons, lithograph by Kaii HIGASHIYAMATwo Moons
Mountain Clouds, lithograph by Kaii HIGASHIYAMAMountain Clouds
Peaks in Clearing Weather, lithograph by Kaii HIGASHIYAMAPeaks in Clearing Weather
Wintry Blast, lithograph by Kaii HIGASHIYAMAWintry Blast
Huang-shan Mountains after Rain, lithograph by Kaii HIGASHIYAMAHuang-shan Mountains after Rain
Cloud in a Gorge, lithograph by Kaii HIGASHIYAMACloud in a Gorge
Limpid Lake, lithograph by Kaii HIGASHIYAMALimpid Lake
Green Shadows, lithograph by Kaii HIGASHIYAMAGreen Shadows
Clouds Rising in the Mountains, lithograph by Kaii HIGASHIYAMAClouds Rising in the Mountains
Forest of the White Horse, lithograph by Kaii HIGASHIYAMAForest of the White Horse
Fog Clearing, lithograph by Kaii HIGASHIYAMAFog Clearing
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Biography of Kaii HIGASHIYAMA

Portrait of Kaii HIGASHIYAMA1908 - Japanese painter Kaii HIGASHIYAMA was born in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. His true given name was Shinkichi.
1911 - Moved to Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture.
1926 - Entered the Department of Japanese-style painting of the Tokyo School of Fine Arts (now Tokyo University of Arts).
1931 - Graduated from the Department of Japanese-style painting of the Tokyo School of Fine Arts (now Tokyo University of Arts). Became a pupil of Somei Yuki, and started using his Gago (pseudonym) 'Kaii'.
1933 - Completed the graduate course of the Tokyo School of Fine Arts. Went to Europe.
1934 - Entered Berlin University as the first Japan and Germany Exchange Student.
1947 - Won the Special Award at the 3rd Nitten Exhibition, and his work "Afterglow" was purchased by the Japanese government.
1950 - Exhibited his work "Road" at the 6th Nitten Exhibition.
1956 - Awarded the 12th Japan Art Academy Prize, and his work "Twilight" was purchased by the Japanese government.
1960 - Completed "Sun, Moon, and The Four Seasons", a painting on the wall of the Crown Prince's Palace.
1965 - Appointed to the member of The Japan Art Academy. Took office as the Director of the Nitten.
1968 - Completed "Dawn Tide", a painting on the wall of the new Imperial Palace.
1969 - Awarded the Mainichi Arts Prize. Given the Order of Culture, and designated a Person of Cultural Merit.
1975 - Completed "Mountain Clouds" and "Sound of Waves", paintings on the wall of Toshodai-ji temple.
1976 - Given the Grand Cross First Class of the Order of Merit by Federal Republic of Germany.
1980 - Completed "Huangshan Mountains in Morning Mist", "Yang Province in Balmy Breeze" and "Moonlit Night in Guilin", paintings on the wall of Toshodai-ji temple.
1984 - Appointed to the Councilor of the Nitten.
1985 - Given the "Pour le Mérite" by Federal Republic of Germany.
1999 - Kaii HIGASHIYAMA passed away at the age of 90. Given the First Class Order of the Sacred Treasure.

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