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Discover the house of the Franco-Japanese artist in Villiers-le-Bâcle.
The last dwelling of the Franco-Japanese painter, Tsugouharu Foujita, is now open to the public. Visit his home as well as his studio which is still intact on the top floor.
In an outhouse, an original exhibition presents a more intimate side of Foujita.
As a painter, cartoonist, engraver, illustrator, ceramicist, photographer, film-maker and stylist, Léonard Tsugouharu Foujita was an all-round artist who is often said to be the greatest and most original Japanese artist of the 20th century.
It was in 1960, during a visit to Bièvres, that the artist Foujita succumbed to the charm of this peaceful village of less than 300 inhabitants. For a whole year he carried out major renovation work on the dilapidated house. He moved in with his wife a year later. In 1968, Léonard Foujita died of cancer in Switzerland. He was buried at Villiers-le-Bâcle before being moved a few years later to Reims where he was laid to rest alongside his wife at the chapel of Notre-Dame de la Paix, also known as the Foujita chapel.