Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Foujita and his Cats

Watching Antiques Roadshow this week (part 3, Eugene, OR) got me thinking about Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita (1886-1968) because someone waltzed in with two Foujita drawings (not the ones pictured above, but these). One was purchased from the artist himself for $100. in the 1930s and the other was bought from a bellhop of the hotel where he lived for $5. (it had been a tip). 
Foujita moved to Paris from Japan around 1913 and knew Picasso, Kiki, Modigliani, Matisse and others. He drew and painted a lot of female nudes and cats. He did very well for himself as an artist. I found these cool photos of Foujita with his round glasses, bowl haircut and various cats.  READ about Foujita. 
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