Beauty in Spring - By Shoen Uemura In Japan female artist Shoen Uemura is a highly respected person and a kind of household name. People owe her respect for her courage to fight for the rights of women in Japan and for her achievements as a great artist.
Shoen Uemura (1875-1949) the most successful woman painter of her time, her status and wealth equal to men. She elevated the traditional bijin-ga genre ( beauties) in painting (nihonga). She was a single mother who supported her Mother and son. 'Waiting for the Moon' (1926). Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art