KIYOCHIKA Kobayachi ( 1847 - 1915 )
Because of his place in history and the changing times in Japan while he was active, Kiyochika is considered both the last important ukiyo-e master and the first noteworthy print artist of modern Japan. Kiyochika studied photography with a pioneer in the field in Yokohama, and also Western-style painting under the English artist Charles Wirgman. But, it was the Japanese tradition of ukiyo-e that was most compelling to Kiyochika.
His prints were a popular success and he is sometimes referred to as the "Meiji Hiroshige".