Kishi Ganku Japanese
Not on view
Ganku became famous for his meticulously brushed paintings of tigers. He first studied Kano-style painting and then mastered the more naturalistic manner espoused by the Chinese painter Shen Nanpin (Shen Quan, 1682–1758) as well as by artists of the Maruyama-Shijō school. The more vigorous style he developed became a trademark of the Kishi school, of which he is considered the founder. This painting is signed with his alternative art name Dōkōkan 同功館.
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