"Shonan and Artist I: Sankou Inoue the Art of Line Drawing and Letters" Exhibition

Hiratsuka Museum of Art

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Sankou Inoue was influenced by painter Hanjiro Sakamoto. He taught painting in Yokohama, Odawara, Oiso and other places while creating painting at his studio in Odawara Iriuda. Not only oil painting, he created a wide range of works including byobu (folding screen) painting using nihonga pigment, calligraphy, and sculpture.
Inoue was born in the family of Kamado Shinto Shrine in Fukuoka Prefecture, and his father was the priest of the shrine. He studied education and he became an elementary school teacher, but after experiencing the Kanto Earthquake in 1923, he returned to Fukuoka and visited Sakamoto to begin painting under him. From then on, Sakamoto was an extremely influential figure for Inoue. In 1926, Inoue's painting "Cow" was included in the 7th Tei-ten exhibition. Later, in 1950, his work, "Crouching Cow," was exhibited in the 4th Art Association Group Exhibition and received high praise from sculptor Isamu Noguchi and art critic Elise Grilli. He left the painter's group in 1961 and continued creating work in Iriuda. During the postwar years, he began working in an original technique in which he used chalk, sumi-ink and red iron oxide pigment on canvas or paper and scraped the surface with a sheet of glass to create works taking cattle, calligraphy, and music as themes.
In this exhibition, Inoue's unique line drawings as well as works that incorporate letters are presented from the museum collections.

[Image: "A Horse on the Waterside" (1951) collection of Hiratsuka Museum of Art]

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From 2008-07-25 To 2008-09-28

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Sankou Inoue

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