Kofu Ishii "Youth in Paris"
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Kofu Ishii (1892-1975) was born to a family of fishermen in what is now Isumi, Chiba prefecture. He entered the world of painting through learning Japanese painting first, but later shifted his interest to Western painting and began to receive critical acclaim through being accepted to prominent art exhibitions.
However, finding it limitative to learn Western painting in Japan, he seeks new inspiration in America, being enrolled in the Chicago Art Institute (1921) and later at the Academie Julian in Paris, France (1925). His works of this period shine with his youthful and honest feelings that reflected the young energy of Paris of that time characterized by such personalities as Tsuguharu Fujita. Ishii's works began to receive attention in Paris too and to be accepted at numerous salons.
Amongst the works that were kindly donated by his family, the exhibition will mainly focus on his works produced during his stay in Europe and America to retrace his oeuvre.
Lecture: "Kofu Ishii's Works and His Life"
July 11th (Sat) from 14:00, 11th floor lecture hall, open to the first 150 participants, reservation not required, free
Lecture: "Young Artists and Their Challenge -Kofu Ishii and His Times-"
July 25th (Sat) from 14:00, 11th floor lecture hall, open to the first 150 participants, reservation not required, free
[Image: Kofu Ishii "Beer Hall in France" Watercolor on paper]
From 2009-06-27 To 2009-08-09