Takao ONO Collection

March 7 Tues. - March 25 Sat. 2017

Iwate-born Takao ONO crossed to Italy in 1971. Upon graduating from the Instituto Centrale di Restauro di Roma, he traveled across Italy between 1977-1985 restoring church murals and museum collections, and learned classical techniques through his direct contact with masters such as Giotto and Titian. ONO held his first solo exhibition in 1976 at a contemporary art gallery in Ginza. Later, he exhibited works in Shiseido Gallery's "Tsubakikai-ten". ONO's unshakeable spirit in his tempera technique makes him "rival to the Renaissance painters of 500 years ago". In 2008 the Ikeda 20th Century Art Museum held an ONO retrospective.

This exhibition will display approximately 15 works by Takao ONO encompassing his early pieces from the 1970s to those more recent from the 2000s in mediums including oil, tempera, and drawing.

Takao ONO(1950-)
Born in Iwate prefecture in 1950. Since 1971 residing in Italy. From 1977 to 1985 participated in the restoration of art museum collections and frescoes in churches throughout Italy. Of special notes were restorations of the works of Cimabue and Giotto at San Francesco Church in Assisi. In 1980 graduated from the Instituto Centrale di Restauro di Roma, painting program.

We are proud of introducing Takao Ono. We believe that he is a real genius of this century. He does not use any models. All his pictures are made up by his imagination. 2008 Retrospective exhibition at Ikeda 20 th Century Museum of Art. Solo exhibitions were held at our gallery in 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.

Visit the Japanese homepage for the full list of works.

Gallery view