Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960) was born in Paris in 1896 and moved to Japan with his parents when he was 10 years old. From an early age, Jacoulet showed promise with his intellectual and artistic abilities. He was fluent in Japanese, French, and English by the time he was 16 years old. He also studied painting and calligraphy with Japanese masters.
In 1918, Jacoulet began to create woodblock prints. He was one of the first Western artists to master the traditional Japanese woodblock printing technique, and his work was highly regarded by both Japanese and Western critics. Jacoulet's prints are characterized by their vibrant colors, bold compositions, and lyrical depictions of Japanese landscapes and culture. He was also a master of portraiture, and his prints often feature Japanese women and children in traditional dress.
Jacoulet was also a prolific writer and lecturer. He wrote and lectured extensively about Japanese more...
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