Nantembo was the first, the most famous and probably the most eccentric of all Zen painters in the 20th century. Without his inspirations Zen art as we know it would be different.
Nakahara Nantembo (1839-1925)
Reclining ox, 1917
Ink and color on paper
79.8 x 23.2 cm (31 1/2 x 9 in.)
Mounting 158.5 x 27.5 cm (62 1/2 x 10 3/4 in.)