Leonardo De Foujita

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In February 1950, Fujita left Japan and travelled to Paris. After acquiring the French citizenship, he discarded his Japanese citizenship 5 years later. In 1959, he was baptized after converting to Catholicism and changed his name to Léonard-Foujita in respect to Leonardo da Vinci. Years later, Foujita began to passionately draw paintings of children, women and paintings related to religion. However, he was not drawing nude portraits, which were known to be his trademark paintings. While Hayashi argues that Foujita did not draw nude
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