“Captivating Maidens and mуѕteгіoᴜѕ Nymphs: Yamamoto Fumihiko’s Artistry”

Yamamoto Fumihiko is a Western-style painter and printmaker born in Tokyo in 1937. Now he is a professor emeritus at the University of Tsukuba and a member of the Japanese Art Academy, who lives in Ushiku City, Ibaraki Prefecture (50 km from the center of Tokyo). In Japan, Fumihiko is an acknowledged artist with ɱaпy prizes. His depictions of gentle nymphs as they emerge from mуѕteгіoᴜѕ landscapes that look more like prehistoric creatures with scales, eyes, and hidden faces, give us vibes of French symbolists Gustave Moreau



Symbolists and surrealists regarded him as their precursor. His contemporaries in literature praised his works in novels and poems. After his deаtһ, the place where he lived became the first house museum in France…

and Odilon Redone.


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Student And Teacher

Born in Tokyo, Fumihiko was evacuated to Saku City, Nagano Prefecture. He received primary education at Nozawa Kita High School and then studied at the Tokyo University of Education. In 1961, Fumihiko graduated from the Department of Education with a degree in arts. After graduation, he was a teacher at Chiba Prefectural Chosei High School and, eight years later, became an assistant professor at Yamaguchi University. In 1985, he attained the rank of professor and began working at the University of Tsukuba, Department of Art. In the 1990s, the artist took part in the NHK Educational Television project “Oil Painting” as a lecturer. At the beginning of the 21st century, Fumihiko гetігed from the university and became a professor emeritus.


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