"Yumeji Graphic" Exhibition

Takehisa Yumeji Museum

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In November 1905, Yumeji Takehisa started his career as a painter at the age of 22 after submitting an illustration piece to the magazine "Chugaku Sekai (the Middle School World)". At a time when nihonga painters were dominating the field of book illustration, Takehisa's work dealing with everyday motifs left a strong impression on viewers, gaining much attention from the young generation.

From the mid-Meiji through Taisho period, when the publication of magazines expanded along with the development of printing technology, Takehisa flourished as the foremost book illustrator of the time, working for over 2200 volumes of 180 magazines. By the end of the Taisho period, when the issue of "art and the masses" came to the fore, he devoted himself to the creation of innovative graphic design in the field of "commercial art", widening his appeal as an artist.

This exhibition traces the career of this prolific artist, with focus on his magazine illustrations and graphic designs.

-Gallery Talk by Curators
Date & Time: May 10th (Sun) 15:00-
Free admission.
Reservation not required.



From 2009-04-03 To 2009-06-28


Takehisa Yumeji



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