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Katsukawa Shunkō

Katsukawa Shunkō I was a Japanese artist who designed ukiyo-e-style woodblock prints and paintings in Edo. He was a student of Katsukawa Shunshō, and is generally credited with designing the first large-head actor portraits (ōkubi-e). As his teacher did, Shunkō used a jar-shaped seal and was known as kotsubo. At 45, the right-handed Shunkō became partially paralyzed and ceased designing prints, although he continued producing paintings with his left hand. Read more from Wikipedia →

Works by this artist in other museums: the Art Institute of Chicago.