In Japanese, 喜多川 歌麿
This noted Japanese colorist and printmaker's work influenced the European Impressionists, particularly with his use of partial views with an emphasis on light and shade.
He was known for producing fine landscapes, drawings of insects, and most especially depictions of beautiful women.
His publication Hideyoshi and his 5 Concubines in 1804 landed him in jail for obscenity and libel of the ruling shogunate.
After Utamaro's death, his pupil Koikawa Shuncho continued to produce prints in his mentor's style under Utamaro's name until 1820 (these are sometimes referred to as the work of "Utamaro II". After 1820 the pupil changed his name to Kitagawa Tetsugoro[?] and produced his subsequent work under that name).