Yasui Sotaro (1888-1955) was a painter, most notable for his portraits and his ability to draw and paint in a more Western style. Yasui studied painting under Asai Chu at the Shogoin Yoga Kenkyujo and Kansai Fine Art Academy. At nineteen he moved to Paris to study at the Académie Julian under Jean-Paul Laurens, from 1907 to 1914. A year after returning to Japan, in 1915, he made his debut at the Nikakai (Second Division Society) exhibition, where he exhibited forty-four paintings he had made in Paris.
All drawings below were drawn in his Paris period (1907-1910). Display only.