Foujita life works

Japanese artist Foujita's life, even though he lived in the earlier 20th century, has parallels with today's expats. He too came from afar to settle in Paris and be inspired by our lovely city.

Autoportrait, 1929, huile sur toile, 61x50.2 cm, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. © Fondation Foujita / Adagp, Paris, 2018

The Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris is currently presenting «Foujita, works of a life (1886- 1968)». The retrospective of the first Japanese artist of international renown to have lived in Paris brings together 36 representative paintings of the artist’s evolution, carefully selected from the collections of Japanese and French museums. It traces the entire career of Foujita - from his arrival in Paris in 1913 to his death in 1968, highlighting his highly productive period of the 1920’s. Nearly every work from the 1930s and 1940s produced in Latin America and in Japan - including two war paintings - are being shown in Paris for the firs…

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