About the Artist
Kōtei Fukui (福井江亭) was a Japanese-style painter. He was born in Tokyo pref. First studied Western-style painting; then became a pupil of Gyokushō Kawabata. He was completely trusted by Gyokushō Kawabata. Juror of the Nihongakai. In 1900 with Hyakusui Hirafuku and Somei Yūki established the Museikai. Taught at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts. In 1901, in a day, he painted a picture for each one of 1,224 guests at a summer party: a remarkable feat of dexterity. An able painter of flowers & birds paintings and landscape paintings.