Portrait of a Girl with Cat
After attending art school in Tokyo, Tsuguharu Foujita moved to Paris in 1913, where he soon became friendly with Amedeo Modigliani and other avant-garde artists living in the Montparnasse district. Among his preferred subjects throughout the 1920s, a period of great success for him, were young children and, especially, cats.
During World War II he returned to Japan, where he created propagandistic works in support of the Japanese military effort. After the war, in 1949, he came to the United States, having secured a teaching position at the Brooklyn Museum Art School. However, denounced by some artists and others as a Japanese “collaborator,” Foujita never actually taught in Brooklyn.
Lithograph on wove paper
Image: 12 7/8 × 9 3/8 in. (32.7 × 23.8 cm)
sheet: 19 15/16 × 15 9/16 in. (50.6 × 39.5 cm) (show scale)
Signed, "Foujita" lower right margin
Gift of James K. Callaghan
This item is not on view
Tsuguharu Foujita (French, born Japan, 1886-1968). Portrait of a Girl with Cat. Lithograph on wove paper, Image: 12 7/8 × 9 3/8 in. (32.7 × 23.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of James K. Callaghan, 39.65. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 39.65_acetate_bw.jpg)
overall, 39.65_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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