Seiji Chokai + Kotaro Migishi Exhibition

Hiratsuka Museum of Art

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Seiji Chokai (1902-1972), born in Hiratsuka in Kanagawa Prefecture, started painting when he was a junior high school student, and participated in the Shunyo-kai exhibition in 1924. Later on, he went to Europe and explored possibilities of oil painting, establishing his unique style of developing thick layers of paint using deep colors on his canvas. He soon became a conspicuous figure in the yo-ga oil painting scene in Japan.
Kotaro Migishi (1903-1934) was born in Sapporo, Hokkaido. He also began painting in junior high school and moved to Tokyo after graduation. His work was selected in the Shunyo-kai exhibition in 1923, and he joined the Independent Art Association as the youngest founding member. He passed away at the age of 31, after pursuing various painting styles in his short 10 years as a painter.
This exhibition introduces works by these two painters: Chokai from the collection of Hiratsuka Museum of Art, and Migishi from the collection of Migishi Kotaro Museum of Art, Hokkaido. Along with their masterpieces, documents relating to their practice are also on display, tracing influences that they received from each other.

-Special Lecture "Seiji Chokai and Kotaro Migishi"
November 29th (Sat) 14:00-15:30 at Museum Hall
No reservation required, 100 capacity.
Lecturer: Hikaru Harada (Art critic)

-Gallery Talk by Museum Curator
November 22nd (Sat), December 14th (Sun), 20th (Sat), 14:00-14:40 at exhibition room
Exhibition ticket required.

[Image: Seiji Chokai "Clown" Collection of Hiratsuka Museum of Art]

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From 2008-11-15 To 2009-01-12
Closed on December 29th (Mon) - January 3rd (Sat).

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