Sei Koyanagui (Japanese, 1896 – 1948)
Untitled (reclining female nude), mid-20th century
Oil painting on canvas
Signed to the upper left “正(Sei) Koyanagui”
Sei Koyanagui began his very early artistic career studying in Tokyo, before traveling to Paris in the 1920s. He befriended and studied many different artists there, ultimately fusing Japanese traditions in painting with modern French styles. He is best known for his depictions of animals, female nudes, and floral compositions. His works were featured in several prestigious exhibitions, including the Salon d’Automne; the Salon des Indépendants; and in the gallery of Georges Petit.
- scattered cracks to throughout paint; scratches and chips to the frame.
- measures frame; sight measures 28.5" W x 23.0" H.