Compiled by John Fiorillo
The selected biographies linked below are intended to serve only as introductory guides and are not meant to be definitive or complete. The works of R. Keyes and H. Lühl (see Bibliography) were most helpful in compiling the information. Definitions of specialized terms used in the biographies may be found in the Glossary.
Note: Many signatures shown on the linked pages are appended with the character ga ("drawn by" or "painted by": 画), but that character is omitted from the names given below.
The texts on the biography pages were written by John Fiorillo.
May 2021: The biography section is currently undergoing revision and expansion. Newer pages are indicated by the inclusion of Japanese text after the romanized artist names.