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    Anyone know good Japanese painters?

    Asia has some really awesome painters, especially China since their drawing systems are based off of Russian ones. But I haven't seen much from Japan. Is there no good schooling there? Most of the art out of Japan that I have seen is very influenced by anime/manga, and is not really the same high level traditional stuff you see other Asian countries produce.

    The only example I know of is Misawa Hiroshi (attached images are by him)...are there any other artists doing similar work from Japan?


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    How about Noriyoshi Ohrai

    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.ph...NoriyoshiOhrai









    I know its contemporary subject matter, but the paintings are incredible.

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    There are plenty of great Japanese painters... but great painters who paint in a traditional, academic sort of realism? Very few. Japanese art education is very different from what's focused on in the West, and this leads to most artists ending up with heavy manga/anime-influenced styles or, at the least, very graphic design-oriented art. Most of the galleries of "happening" Japanese art in Tokyo are full of things that are highly stylized, colorful, and flat. That's what's in right now, so you'll be hard pressed to find much of the opposite.

    That said, here are a few more similar artists:
    Atsushi Suwa
    Fukui Ouka
    Isoe Tsuyoshi
    Noda Hiroshi

    Also, the Hoki Museum (http://www.hoki-museum.jp/gallery/index.html) is a museum dedicated entirely to Japanese realist painters, so you might want to check out any artists whose works are featured there. Don't know about finding information in English, sorry.

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    How about Hajime Sorayama?

    Granted it's erotic material but I know that many of my teachers were influenced by him because his techniques transitioned well to doing airbrush work.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanes...945-present.29 might also help.

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    There is Fuyuko Matsui Er, it's not too similar in style though.

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    Wow thanks everyone! All those are really great, especially Amarok's post. I wish that museum had bigger images on their site though!

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    Wow, that Takahiro Hara is AMAZING!! Thanks for posting

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