Artwork Details for Togo Seiji (1897.4.28-1978.4.25) "In a Blue Top"


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
Date:1941
Publisher:Kato Junji
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:$1470 (EMS Express worldwide shipping: $40)
Artwork Code:11790-Togo_Seiji
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.
Artist Biography:
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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