Kume Keiichiro

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Kume Keiichiro

Kume Keiichirō (久米 桂一郎?, 11 September 1866 – 29 July 1934) was a Japanese painter of Meiji to Shōwa periods. His father was Kume Kunitake, a historian.


Born in Hizen (today Saga),[1] he studied abroad in Paris, learning techniques from Raphaël Collin in the Académie Colarossi. He lived in Paris, Barcelona and Île-de-Bréhat before going back to Japan in 1893. Back in Japan, he contributed to introducing Impressionism along with Kuroda Seiki. Later, he became a prestigious professor at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.[2]


  • Un peintre japonais à Bréhat : Keiichirô Kume par Mme Fumiko ITO, conservateur du Musée Kume – Les Carnets du Goëlo, No. 20 (2004), bulletin de la Société d'études historiques et archéologique du Goëlo.
  • Bru, Ricard, "Kume Keiichiro. Un pintor japonés en la España del siglo XIX", Goya, Madrid, 2009, pp. 236–250.
  • Paris in Japan. The Japanese Encounter with European Painting, Washington, University Art Gallery, 1987.


External links[edit]

(ja) Kume museum