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Tsugouharu Foujita:

An Inventory of His Art Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Foujita, Tsugouharu, 1886-1968
Title: Tsugouharu Foujita Art Collection
Dates: 1921-1931
Extent: 1 item
Abstract: The collection consists of one etching by Tsugouharu Foujita (French, born Japan, 1886-1968), likely executed between 1921 and 1931.
Call Number: Art Collection AR-00360
Language: English
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Administrative Information

Acquisition: Gift of Carol Rothkopf, 2017
Processed by: Mary Alice Harper, 2017

Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Tsugouharu Foujita was born in Tokyo, Japan, on November 27, 1886. He moved to Paris in 1913 after studying at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts, and in less than a decade gained a reputation for his singular style of delicate line drawings, paintings, and prints. Throughout his life he travelled extensively, often returning to and residing in Japan. His professional work included mural commissions, exhibitions, and work for the Japanese Navy and Army Ministries depicting and describing war zones in China and South-East Asia. He returned to Paris and took French nationality in 1955, converting to Catholicism and changing his name to Léonard, in honor of Leonardo da Vinci. He spent the last few years of his life designing stained glass and murals for the chapel of Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix in Reims. He died in Zurich, January 29, 1968.


Toru Asano. "Foujita, Tsugouharu." Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press, accessed August 2, 2017,

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one etching by Tsugouharu Foujita (French, born Japan, 1886-1968), likely executed between 1921 and 1931. The model for this half-length portrait of a reclining nude is believed to be Oyuki (Yuki Youki), or "Rose Snow", Foujita's third wife.

Related Material

A gelatin silver print photograph of Foujita can be found in the Ida Kar Photography Collection (PH-00079).

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Foujita, Tsugouharu, 1886-1968.
Love in art.

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