Asai Chu

About Asai Chu

Who is it?: Painter
Birth Day: July 22, 1856
Birth Place: Sakura, Japanese
Died On: December 16, 1907(1907-12-16) (aged 51)
Birth Sign: Leo
Known for: Painter,
Movement: Yōga
Artist: Asai Chū
Year: 1890
Type: Oil painting
Dimensions: 69.6 cm × 98.2 cm (27.4 in × 38.7 in)
Location: Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo

Asai Chu Net Worth

Asai Chu was born on July 22, 1856 in Sakura, Japanese, is Painter. Asai Chu, the famous landscape painter of the Meiji period and of the founder members of Meiji Bijutsukai, is one of the greatest oil painters that Japan has ever had. Born into a Samurai family, Asai Chu was formally trained in Japanese bird-and-flower painting, better known as ‘kachoga’ in ‘Nanga’ style, but turned later to oil painting and at the age of 19. He joined the Shogido, a private school of Western-style painting and spent a good part of his life honing his skills. His trip to Europe proved to be very influential and a lighter one replaced his dark and heavy palette once he returned. From being a magnificent painter to a professor in various institutes, he was a well-rounded artisan. Asai was also a very active member when it came to organizing and introducing various interest groups. Dwelling in many realms of art, Asai was a good mentor and he instilled various techniques in his students who turned out to be great painters. Read the biography to get a better insight into the life of Asai Chu.
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Asai was born to an ex-samurai class household in Sakura, in the Kantō region of Japan, where his father had been a retainer of the Sakura Domain. He attended the domain school, where his father was principal, and left home in 1873 to pursue English language studies in Tokyo. However, he became interested in the arts, and enrolled as a pupil of Kunisawa Shinkuro in western oil painting classes. In 1876, he enrolled as one of the first students in the Kobubijutsu Gakkō (the Technical Fine Arts School), where he was able to study under the Italian foreign advisor Antonio Fontanesi, who had been hired by the Meiji government in the late 1870s to introduce western oil painting to Japan.


In 1889, he established the Meiji Bijutsukai (Meiji Art Society), the first group of Western-style Painters in Japan, and in 1898, he became a professor of the Tokyo School of Fine Arts (present day Tokyo University of the Arts. However, in 1902 he resigned his post and travelled to France, where he spent the next two years refining his techniques in the impressionist school.


A number of Asai’s works have been recognized by the Japanese government's Agency for Cultural Affairs as Important Cultural Properties.