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Yano Tetsuzan (1894-1975)
Signed: Tetsuzan jin
Seals: unread
Technique: sumi on paper 32.1 x 40.8
Mounting: green decorated fabric and pale green silk 112 x 53.7
Condition: some vague scattered foxing, otherwise very good

Yano Tetsuzan was born in Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture. From 1912, he studied under Komura Suiun (1874-1945) in Tokyo. He moved to Osaka in 1918 where he studied under Tomioka Tessai (1837-1924). In 1920 his work was accepted for the Teiten national exhibition for the first time. In 1921 he participated in the foundation of the Nihon Nanga-in art society. He strove to modernize the Nanga genre and in 1939 founded the Kankonsha Salon to present modern Nanga. After the war he continued to serve as a member and judge of the Nitten, and in 1943 established the All Japan Ink Painting Association.

Roberts p. 198