Special Chiyoji Yazaki Exhibition
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Chiyoji Yazaki (1872-1947) was an artist born in Yokosuka. After studying under Kiyoteru Kuroda at Tokyo Bijutsu Gakko and graduating at 1900, Yazaki won third prize for his work at the National Industrial Exhibition in 1903. Returning to Japan after a stint in Europe, Yazaki exhibited widely and won many prizes at several exhibitions.
Although he started out as an oil painter, Yazaki found his true calling and niche in pastels, not only painting them, but also starting a pastel painting association in 1924 and working to spread its activities and influence. Starting to work in this medium in 1914, he portrayed a diverse range of places and landscapes from his travels in Japan and abroad, turning them into paintings. Portable and easy to carry around, pastels were perhaps ideally suited to this form of itinerant painting.
The Yokosuka Museum of Art has consistently worked to collect Yazaki's oil and pastel paintings, and this special exhibition draws on this collection to introduce his artistry to the public, divided over two parts.
[Image: Chiyoji Yazaki, "Venice" (1923)]
From 2008-10-04 To 2008-12-14
Closed on October 6th (Mon), November 10th (Mon), December 1st (Mon)