Nakamura Gakuryō 中村岳陵 (1890-1969)
Born Nakamura Tsunekichi, in Izu in Shizuoka Prefecture, he studied nihonga (Japanese-style painting) under Kawabe Mitate 川辺御楯 (1838-1905). In 1912 he graduated from the Tokyo School of Fine Arts. As a member of the Kojikai, a circle of innovative young artists, he took part in the movement to establish a new Japanese-style painting. He was a long time a member of the Saiko Nihon Bijutsuin (Reorganized Japan Fine Art Academy), a member of the Japan Art Academy and a leading figure in the Nitten (annual Japan Fine Art Academy exhibition) . In 1960 he was awarded the prestigious Mainichi and Asahi Shimbun prizes and in 1962 he received the Order of Cultural Merit. He was particularly interested in the ancient Tosa style (founded in the early Muromachi period,14th–15th centuries) which he infused with Western techniques, ultimately developing a sharp line and expressive sense of color.
Sources: A Dictionary of Japanese Artists: Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Prints, Lacquer, Laurance P. Roberts, Weatherhill, 1976 , p. 117; website of Shibunkaku Online Shop https://shop.shibunkaku.co.jp/english/shop/g/g20105/