Eizō Katō

Eizō Katō (加藤 栄三)
Born (1906-08-20)August 20, 1906
Died May 24, 1972(1972-05-24) (aged 65)
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Painter
Known for nihonga-style painting

Eizō Katō (加藤 栄三 Katō Eizō, August 20, 1906 – May 24, 1972) was a Japanese painter in the nihonga style. He and his younger brother, Tōichi Katō, have a museum dedicated to their works in Gifu, Gifu Prefecture.


He was born in 1906 Gifu's Mizono-chō as the third son of a lacquerware merchant. His early education took place at local schools when he graduated from Gifu Commercial High School in 1923.

In 1926, he entered into the Tokyo Fine Arts School in Nihonga Studies, where he would spend the next five years studying art and entering competitions. It was in 1929 that he first submitted a work to the Japan Art Academy’s 10th annual event, entering a piece entitled “Small Scenes of a Summer Day” (夏日小景 Natsubi Shōkei). In 1931, he graduated from the Tokyo Fine Arts School in Nihonga Studies.

Eizō & Tōichi Katō Memorial Art Museum

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