- Born: 1866
- Died: 1942
- Japanese: 神坂雪佳 (Kamisaka Sekka)
Born into a samurai family, the son of an imperial bodyguard, Kamisaka Sekka originally trained in the Shijô school style of painting from age 16 to 26, before turning to Rinpa. He traveled to the Glasgow World's Exposition in 1910, where he was exposed to Art Nouveau, and soon after his return to Japan, found a renewed interest in decorative arts & objects, and began working with laquerers, potters, and textile artists.
One of Sekka's most famous works is the Momoyogusa, a three-volume set of woodblock printed albums published in 1910. Each page of the albums is a reproduction of an individual painted image fully resembling Sekka's painted Rinpa style; these include a wide range of subjects, from flowers and leaves to birds, landscapes, and historical figures. The calligraphy on the album's cover was by Tomioka Tessai.
- Gallery label, "Autumn Maple," LACMA, M.2002.5.
- Gallery labels & interactive exhibit, "Momoyogusa," Metropolitan Museum.
- Gallery label, "Fishermen at Dawn," LACMA, M.2009.102.