|Nov. 8 Thu. - 17 Sat., 2007
1905 Born in Asahikawa, Hokkaido.
1924 Visited Kotaro Takamura and was deeply influenced by his works.
1926 Entered Waseda University, dropped out of it after a year. Learned painting
at Taihei Art Institute and Hongo Art Institute for paintings.
1935 Founded the group "FORM" with Riichiro Kawashima and four members.
1937 Took part in founding of the Free Artist's Association.
1960 Made his first lithograph under the guidance of Arthur Florey.
1978 Published the portfolios "City and people" and "Poetry
of the sea" from Gendai Hanga Center. Made a lot of prints in
these 2 years.
1987 Solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.
1988 Won the 29th Mainich Art Award.
1996 Received "Person of Cultural Merits Award" from the Ministry
1997 Died at the age of 92.
Tatsuoki Nambata died 10 years ago on November, 8 at the age of 92.
He had been in good health until the spring of 1997, and he drew a
big oil painting that year.
We have published a lot of his prints since 1970s. I remember when I met him, just before he died, to ask him to sign for his prints that were made for book of paintings of Q Ei.
Nambata made many prints, but some of them were not published. We will exhibit approximately 20 of his works including oil paintings and prints, especially rarely unpublished ones.