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53. Katô Miyozô (1912-2012)
Juei - Shadow of trees
Signed: Miyozô
Seals: Bi
Technique: colours on paper 39.3 x 31.8
Mounting: blue bronze brocade and cream damask
136 x 46.6
Box: signed double box
Condition: foxing in the mounting, otherwise very good

Miyozô was born in Toyooka-cho, Kinosaki-gun, Hyogo Prefecture. In 1925 he went to the Kyoto Municipal School of Arts and Crafts, Painting Department and graduates in 1929.His graduation work was purchased by the school and is now in the collection of the Art Museum of Kyoto City University of Arts. He then proceeded to Kyoto Municipal College of Painting from which he graduates in 1932 and again his graduation work was purchased by the school and also kept at the University of Arts Art Museum. After his gradution he studied with Nakamura Daisaburo (1898-1947) until Daisaburô’s death in 1947. Miyozô then made his first appearence in the Nitten which he continued almost every year until 2010 when he was 98 years old and became famous for being the oldest active Japanese painter who continued to exhibit at the Nitten, from 1947 until 2012.

Price: EUR 1,000 / USD 1,185