Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Japanese Artist
Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) was one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and paintings. The range of Kuniyoshi’s subjects included landscapes, beautiful women, Kabuki actors, cats, and mythical animals. He is known for depictions of the battles of legendary samurai heroes. His artwork incorporates aspects of Western representation in landscape painting and caricature .