Mori, Tetsuzan

Tetsuzan Mori (1775-1841) was born in Osaka and a pupil of Maruyama Okyo, the founder of the naturalistic school which bears his name (Maruyama). Tetsuzan moved to Edo (Tokyo) where he introduced the Maruyama style to the region. Most known for his paintings of bijin-ga (beautiful women), and for his artfully rendered animals and birds. While he didn’t create woodblocks himself, many of his paintings were adapted by skilled publishing houses into woodblock prints.