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藤田君代 FOUJITA Kimiyo

Kimiyo Foujita (Marie-Ange-Claire/Kimiyo Foujita) 藤田君代 fourth and last wife of Foujita. During Foujita – Madeleine’s partnership, 1935 Foujita started a sexual relationship with ‘waitress’ Kimiyo Horiuchi (新橋の料亭のお運びさんだった水戸出身の堀内君代), who then became his publicly known mistress 妾(お妾長屋)/ 二号さん(二号さん長屋). The fight between Kimiyo and Madeleine ended in Madeleine’s obscure death in 1936. Officially married in France 1954, next year changed Japanese citizenship into French. In 1959, together with her husband, converts to Catholicism in the Cathedral of Reims, new identity as ‘Marie-Ange-Claire Foujita’. Died in 2009. She destroyed Foujita’s artistic legacy.