Ōkura Kōtō

Ōkura Kōtō 大倉耕涛 (1873-1910)*  

* birth/death dates as given by St. Louis Art Museum


BIOGRAPHY

Sources: Wikipedia Japan https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%A4%A7%E5%80%89%E8%80%95%E6%BF%A4 [accessed 11-25-23] and as footnoted.


A student of Ogata Gekkō (1859-1920), his given name was Katsutarō 勝太郎. He was the son of the well-known woodblock carver Ōkura Hanbei 大倉半兵衛. He created a number of Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese war prints, including a double triptych depicting a panoramic view of the victory at Port Arthur.  


In 1906, he is mentioned as a member of the art society Edokko-kai 江戸ッ子會, whose "members, composed of those originating from Tokyo with the aim of promoting painting and exploring the tastes of the Edokko, are soon to plan an opening ceremony." Other artists in the group mentioned are Itō Ryūgai 伊藤龍涯, Yasuda Yukihiko 安田靱彦 (1884–1978), Sakamaki Kōgyo 坂巻耕漁 (Tsukioka Kōgyo, 1869–1927; Yoshitoshi’s student), Nanbo Shuen 南保秋淵, Mio Goseki 三尾呉石 (1885–1946), Ezaki Tenseki 江 崎點石 and Tatsuoka Kaisetsu 立岡快雪.1


1 Shaping the Present, Crafting the Past: Imaging Self-Narrative in the Life and Work of Toyohara Kunichika (1835–1900), Amy Reigle Newland, The University of Auckland, 2016, P. 104-105. 

Sample Signatures and Seals of the Artist

大倉耕涛謹絵 / 

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Okura Kōtō kinkai (humbly painted) / unread

耕涛

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 耕涛

Kōtō / Kōtō

耕涛 / 

耕涛尾形

Kōtō / Kōtō Ogata

耕涛 / 

耕濤之印

Kōtō / Kōtō no in

耕涛

Kōtō / unread

耕涛 / 

耕涛

Kōtō / Kōtō

last updated:

5/6/2020

3/24/2020


Prints in Collection

[BELOW PRINTS GIFTED TO THE JORDAN SCHNITZER MUSEUM OF ART, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON]

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