Artwork Details for Togo Seiji (1897.4.28-1978.4.25) "In a Blue Top"
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In a Blue Top
by Togo Seiji (1897.4.28-1978.4.25) - 東郷青児
|Artist:||Togo Seiji (1897.4.28-1978.4.25) - 東郷青児|
|Title:||In a Blue Top (1)|
|Series:||4 Seasons of a Young Woman - 四季少女|
|Medium:||Woodblock - 木版画|
|Format:||Oban - 大判, (sheet size)
|Condition:||Very good. Some mild handling creases in the margins and some spotting at lower right. Two small tape tabs on verso upper edge.|
|Price:||$1455 (EMS Express worldwide shipping: $40)|
|Notes:||Extremely rare and beautiful print from a series of four French bijin-ga scenes. Very similar to the print by Foujita (equally rare and often sells for over $2,000 at galleries).
(1) This artwork is either untitled or the title is unknown.
|1897 -- Born in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.
1914 -- Graduates from the middle school of Aoyama Gakuin University.
1915 -- Works in a room at Kosaku Yamada's Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra Akasaka Research Institute.
His first one-man show at the Hibiya Art Museum, and meets Ikuma Arishima, who becomes his mentor.
1916 -- Studies in France.
Visits the Futurist Filippo Martini in Torino and participates in the Futurist movement, but despairs of their philosophy.
1921 -- Studies in France.
Visits the Futurist Filippo Martini in Torino and participates
in the Futurist movement, but despairs of their philosophy.
1922 -- Studies at the Lyon Art Academy.
1928 -- Returns to Japan.
The 15th Nikaten specially exhibits 23 of his European works.
Is awarded the 1st Showa Western Art Promotion Award.
1931 -- Becomes a member of the Nika Society.
1938 -- The Kyushitsukai is formed within the Nika Society, and Togo and Leonard Fujita become advisers.
1945 -- Works to rebuild the Nika Society following the end of World War II.
1957 -- Receives the Japan Art Academy Award.
1961 -- Becomes a member of the Japan Art Academy.
1969 -- Is decorated as an Officier d'ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.
1974 -- Explores the Tassili of Algeria and lives in tents with the Tog.
1976 -- Is decorated with the Order of the Rising Sun, Second Class,with Rays.
Seiji Togo Art Museum is opened.
1978 -- Dies at age 80 in Kumamoto.
Is posthumously named a Person of Cultural Merit of the fourth court rank.
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