Ogura Yonesuke Itoh

Ogura Yonesuke Itoh (1870–1940) was a Japanese-American artist. He was born in Japan in 1870. At 25 years of age, he jumped ship in Hawaii and hid from the authorities in Punchbowl Crater. He became a aficionada of Hawaii’s volcano teacher of landscape painters. Ogura is considered to be the first ethnically Japanese painter of any stature to paint Hawaiian subjects. His paintings next door to resemble those of Jules Tavernier. Itoh left many of his paintings unsigned, possibly because he was in Hawaii illegally, and some of these dull paintings have been incorrectly qualified to Tavernier. Ogura died in 1940.

The Honolulu Museum of Art usually has at least one painting by Ogura Yonesuke Itoh upon display with new examples of the volcano school.

Media united to Ogura Yonesuke Itoh at Wikimedia Commons

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