Born April 23~ Uemura Shōen

Uemura Shōen (April 23, 1875-August 27, 1949) was born in Kyoto under the name Uemura Tsune. The first woman to receive the Order of Culture, she is best known for her works of bijinga (beauty portraits of women).
Biography on Wikipedia:

The Flowers of Life by Uemura Shoen
1899 / Pigment on silk; hanging scroll / 69″x39-3/4″ / Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art, Japan

Uemura Shōen on Artnet:

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