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Utagawa Toyokuni
Nationality: 
japanese
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1769
Death Date: 
1825
Utagawa Toyokuni. Go=Ichiyosai. Other names used: Kurahashi Toyokuni, Kumaimon, Kumakichi, Ichiyosai; Ukiyo-e painter, printmaker; lived and worked in Edo; Son of sculptor of puppets and pupil of Utagawa Toyaharu. influenced by almost every well-known contemporary print artist: a thorough eclectic, but with a number of personal mannerisms; his most typical work consisted of actor prints (both in their stage roles and in private life); also did book illustrations; most prominent and popular member of the Utagawa School; had many followers;