Tsuguharu Foujita - Parfum Issabey, 1928 (Art Deco) - Framed Picture - 16"H x 12"W
A 16"H x 12"W framed Picture of 'Tsuguharu Foujita - Parfum Issabey, 1928'
Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita was a Japanese–French painter and printmaker. He applied Japanese ink techniques to Western style paintings. He has been called "the most important Japanese artist working in the West during the 20th century".
Foujita graduated from what is now the Tokyo School of Fine Arts, and he moved to France
Later he went to Montparnasse, when he arrived he knew nobody, but met Amedeo Modigliani, Pascin, Chaim Soutine, and Fernand Léger and became friends with Juan Gris, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. He also took dance lessons from the legendary Isadora Duncan.
Foujita had his first studio at no. 5 rue Delambre in Montparnasse where he became the envy of everyone when he eventually made enough money to install a bathtub with hot running water. Many models came over to Foujita's place to enjoy this luxury, among them Man Ray's very liberated lover, Kiki, who boldly posed for Foujita in the nude in the outdoor courtyard.
Foujita converted to Catholicism and was baptised in Reims Cathedral, with René Lalou (head of the Mumm champagne house) as his godfather and Françoise Taittinger as his godmother.