Watanabe Shōtei

Jan 18, 1851 - 1918

Watanabe Shōtei aka Watanabe Seitei was a Nihonga painter and one of the first to visit Europe, attending the 1878 International Exhibition in Paris and being awarded a medal. Shōtei blended Western realism with the delicate colours and washes of the Kikuchi Yōsai school, introducing a new approach to kachōga or kacho.
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