Ernest Francisco Fenollosa

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Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (fĕnəlō´sə), 1853–1908, American Orientalist, educator, and poet, b. Salem, Mass., grad. Harvard, 1874. A pioneer in the study of Asian art, he lived much of his life in Japan. Besides teaching at Tokyo Univ., the Tokyo Academy of Fine Arts, and the Imperial Normal School, he was manager of the fine arts department of the Imperial Museum in Tokyo. His works include East and West: The Discovery of America and Other Poems (1893); Epochs of Chinese and Japanese Art (2d ed. 1912), compiled by his widow, Mary McNeil Fenollosa; and two works on Japanese drama (ed. by Ezra Pound, 1916).

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Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco (1853–1908). An American educator, poet, and pioneering scholar of E. Asian fine arts and culture.

His published works include East and West (1893), a collection of poetry, The Masters of Ukiyoe (1896), and his magnum opus, Epochs of Chinese and Japanese Art (published posthumously in 1912).