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84. Kitamura Seibô (1884-1987)
Mount Fuji
Signed: Hyakutainen Seibô (100 quiet years)
Seals: Seibô
Technique: sumi and red on paper 31 x 38.2
Mounting: pink brocade an cream silk
113 x 48.2
Box: signed
Condition: fine

Seibo is known as the sculptor of the 13-meter-tall Peace Statue in Nagasaki Peace Park, erected in memory of the explosion of the atomic bomb on 9 August 1945.

Seibo was born in Minamiarima, Nagasaki. In 1903 he went to Kyoto where he studied sculpture at the University of Arts. He graduated in 1907 and immediately enrolled in the Tokyo School of Fine Arts, from which he received a second sculpture degree in 1912. After his discharge from military service in 1915 he made a full-time start at sculpting. In 1921 Seibo became a professor at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts. From 1925, he was a member of the Japan Art Academy (Nihon Geijutsu-in), Japan’s most important official artistic organization. Seibo lived to the age of 102. Since 1980 many of his works can be admired at Shimabara Castle in a special permanent display at the memorial museum in Seibo’s honor.

Price: EUR 700 / USD 700