Kayama Matazō

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Nihonga painter, born in Kyoto. Kayama studied painting first at the Kyoto City School of Arts and Crafts but later moved to Tokyo where he graduated from the Tokyo School of Fine Arts. His works rely on a broad range of techniques and materials. He often incorporated elements from the Rinpa school such as gold or silver, and a decorative “flat” approach to the depiction of landscapes. Kayama was appointed a professor at Tama Art University and Tokyo University of the Arts and a member of the Sōgakai art association. He was designated a Person of Cultural Merit and received the Order of Culture in 2003.


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