Gensou Okuda

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Okuda Genso (奥田元宋) (6 July 1912 - 15 February 2003) was one of the most famous Nihonga painters of the Showa era. He gave his name to a red pigment "Genso red".


Okuda was born in Hiroshima prefecture, in what is now Miyoshi City. His original name used the characters 厳三.

Famous works[edit]

  • Matsushima Twilight 松島暮色, 1 panel, 77.6 x 167.1 cm (1976)
  • Lakeshore Spring Glittering 湖畔春耀, 1 panel, 89.0 x 105.6 cm (1986)