Who is Kuroda Seiki? Why Google Doodle celebrating this painter

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Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 156th birthday of the Japanese artist and teacher, Kuroda Seiki.

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Kuroda was born on 9 August 1866 in Takamibaba, Satsuma Domain

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He had the greatest impact on Japan in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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He is still regarded as one of the most significant artists from Japan.

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Heknown as “the father of Western-style painting”

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He was hired as an Imperial Court court painter in 1910.

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He devoted more time in politics in his latter years till his death on July 15, 1924, at the age of 57.

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