Kiyonaga (kēyōnä´ga), 1752–1815, Japanese painter and designer of woodcuts of the Torii school. After working as a bookseller in Tokyo, he took lessons from the Torii master Kiyomitsu but created a more individual linear style. He is best known for his cuts of beautiful women and of warriors. He published (1771–1811) over 100 illustrated books. His unmannered, vivid style had wide appeal and won him many followers.
See study by S. Takahashi (1956).
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