Tetsuro KOMAI

Born 1920 in Tokyo, Japan. Begun to learn a Copperplate printing from Takeo NISHIDA in 1935. He graduated the Tokyo Art School in 1942. After the World War II he exhibited works as a member of the Nihon Hanga Kyokai (Japanese Print Society) and Shunyokai artists’ association and also contributed prints to a variety of exhibitions. In 1951 he received an award in the first São Paulo Biennale for a representative work of his early period, Momentary Illusion, the same exhibition where Saitô Kiyoshi received an award (and had his breakthrough as an artist) with Steady Gaze.

In the following year he was also given an award at the Lugano International Print Biennial. In 1953 he had his first solo exhibition at Shiseido Gallery. From 1954 to 1955 he studied in Paris. The opening exhibition of the Minami Gallery in 1956 was the Tesuro KOMAI Exhibition. From 1972 to 1976, he lectured at the Tokyo University of the Arts. Komai played a significant role in the promotion of Copperplate printing as an art form in the post-war Japan. He died in 1976 at the age of 56.

 

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"French Scenery"

1954
Copperplate print (engraving)
Image size: 9.7×6.9cm
Sheet size: 14.0×10.7cm
Ed.50
Signed
*Raissone No. 78  (Bijyutsu Shuppan-sha)

 


"A cloud and a child in a night scene"

1953
Aquatint (Color)
Image size: 11.8×8.0cm
Sheet size: 18.8×17.0cm
Ed.10
Signed
*Raisonne No.68 (Bijyutsu Shuppan-sha)

"Bewitching"

1961
Etching, lift-ground etching, deep etching, emboss
Image size: 18.7×8.3cm
Sheet size: 32.8×25.1cm
E.P.
Signed
*Raisonne No.156 (Bijyutsu Shuppan-sha)

"Shadow" ⟨Four Seasons of Japan - Winter⟩

1975
Etching
Image size: 25.5×23.5cm
Sheet size: 44.0×34.0cm
E.P.
Signed
Publisher: Hokushin Gallery
*Raisonne No.322 (Bijyutsu Shuppan-sha)
*This print is sold separately


"Toy of Time"

1970
Aquatint (Color)
Image size: 38.5×23.0cm
Sheet size: 49.0×32.3cm
Ed.30
Signed

Print collection
⟨Four Seasons of Japan⟩

1975
Etching (Set of 4 prints)
Image size: 25.5×23.5cm
Sheet size: 44.0×34.0cm
Ed.30
Signed
Publisher: Hokushin Gallery
*Raisonne No.319-322 (Bijyutsu Shuppan-sha)

Poetry art book
'And They Called It Hanka (Envoi)'

Complete set of 16 works (Including cover)
Published: 15th September 1966
Publisher: Espace Gallery
Images by KOMAI Tetsuro
Poem by ANDO Tsuguo
Case size: 35.0×26.5×5.0cm
Ed.60
Signed
*Raisonne No.195-210 (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum), No.190-205 (Bijyutsu Shuppan-sha)


"Tree - from Redon's sketch"

1957 
Etching
Image size: 23.0×20.0cm
Sheet size: 33.5x26.5cm
Ed.152
Signed
*From the hanga collection ⟨Ai Shiau Danjo⟩

"At the Reef"

1970
Copperplate print (colored)
23.0×35.0cm
Ed.500
Signed

"City"

1973
Copperplate print
Image size: 23.5×21.0cm
Ed.250
Signed
*Raisonne No.298 (Bijyutsu Shuppan-sha)


"Face (Surprised girl)"

1975
Copperplate print
23.0×21.0cm
Ed.60
Signed
*Raisonne No.312 (Bijyutsu Shuppan-sha)

"Praise to Koshiro Onchi"

1974
Aquatint (Zinc etching)
20.7×10.0cm
Signed

"A scenery"

1969
Aquatint
15.0×9.5cm
Ed.500
Signed
*RaisonneNo.225(Bijutsu Shuppan-sha)


"Gajo"

1959
Etching
10.1×12.2cm
Ed.180
Signed
*Raisonne No.351 (Bijutsu Shuppan-sha)

From Geidai calendar

1974
Etching
8.8×8.2cm
Ed.180
Signed

"Plain"

1971
Copperplate print
21.7×20.6cm
Ed.30
Signed
*Raisonne No.286 (Bijutsu Shuppan-sha)


"Flower"

1965
Copperplate print (Aquatint) + Hand color
12.5×9.3cm
Ed.100
Signed

"Indoor"

1970
Copperplate print
18.0×13.2cm
Ed.30
Signed
*Raisonne No.277 (Bijyutsu Shuppan-sha)

"Rock reef"

1972
Copperplate print
23.5×21.0cm
Ed.35
Signed
*Raisonne No.289 (Bijyutsu Shuppan-sha)


"Symbolised still life"

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"Two trees"

1970
Copperplate print
24.3×16.9cm
Ed.200
*Raisonne No.278 (Bijyutsu Shuppan-sha)

"Scenery"

1971
Copperplate print
10.2×11.7cm
Ed.150
included in the collection of poems "Yama no Oku" by Masataka OYAMA
*Raisonne No.285 (Bijyutsu Shuppan-sha)


"Blank space in a wood (Small)"

1971
Copperplate print
10.4×12.0cm
Ed.150
included in the collection of poems "Yama no Oku" by Masataka OYAMA
*Raisonne No.284 (Bijyutsu Shuppan-sha)

12 works from "Nine dreams"

Offset
Sheet size: 31.2×23.5cm each
Byobu (Stand) size: 137.0×273.0cm

"Face"

1973
Copperplate print
Image size: 23.5×21.0cm
Ed.250
Signed
*Raisonne No.294 (Bijyutsu Shuppan-sha),
Museum of Tokyo catalog No.301


"Doll"

c.1966
Etching
14.5×9.5cm
Ed.200(38/200)
Signed


"100th Anniversary KOMAI Tetsuro Exhibition Part.1 -Artist in young days and Patron-"
Click to see the list of 15 works.

SOLD


"Big tree"
1971
Etching
44.5×32.1cm
Ed.210
Signed

SOLD

"Fledgling"

1955
Aquatint, Engraving
15.5×28.0cm
Signed
SOLD

"Nature Morte"

1975
Aquatint, soft-ground etching
18.3×15.0cm
Ed.75
Signed

SOLD


"Comic I"

1958
Aquatint (Color)
17.6×10.0cm
Ed.10
Signed
Raisonne No.93

SOLD

"Ace of Club"

1960
Copperplate print (Color)
21.2×15.1cm
Ed.10
Signed

SOLD

"Rabbit in moon"

1951
Copperplate print
12.2×8.3cm
Ed.25
*Raisonne No.31 (Bijyutsu Shuppan-sha)
SOLD


"Original print for Mizuye"

1967
Lithograph
39.1×25.3cm
Ed.85
*Raisonne No.397 (From Museum of Tokyo Reteospective Exhibition catalog, 1980)
SOLD

"Michallel"

1973
Copperplate print
21.2×10.0cm
Ed.60
*Raisonne No.304 (Bijyutsu Shuppan-sha)
SOLD

"Still life"

1968
Copperplate print
Image size: 35.5×35.5cm
Ed.20
Signed
*Raisonne No.216 (Bijyutsu Shuppan-sha),
Museum of Tokyo catalog No.227
SOLD


"Storm"

1962
Etching (Zinc)
18.5×18.5cm
Ed.20
Signed
*Raisonne No. 175 (Bijutsu Shuppan-sha)
SOLD

"<CALENDRIER> front piece  Mai  Severed neck"

1960
Copperplate print
Image size: 30.0×24.8cm
Sheet size: 45.3×38.3cm
Ed.37 (There are also EA and offprints)
This print is Ed.9(2/9)
Signed
*Raisonne No.124 (Bijyutsu Shuppan-sha)、Museum of Tokyo catalog No.123
SOLD

"Etude"

1959
Copperplate print
Image size: 26.2×36.0cm
Ed.20 (E.P.)
Signed
SOLD


"Hat and bottle"

1975
Etching
Image size: 21.6×21.0cm
E.A. (Ed.60)
Signed
*Catalogue No.333 (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum)
*Raisonne No.324 (Bijyutsu Shuppan-sha)
SOLD

♦ "100th Anniversary KOMAI Tetsuro Exhibition" Catalogue
Published: 8th Feb. 2022
Publisher: Watanuki Ltd. / Toki-no-Wasuremono
A5 variant, 56 pages

Supervision: Prof. KURITA Hidenori (Nagoya University Graduate School of Humanities Department)
Text: Prof. KURITA Hidenori (Nagoya University Graduate School of Humanities Department), Mr. TSUCHIBUCHI Nobuhiko(Leading Takiguchi Shuzo researcher)
Editorial & design: SHIBATA Takashi

JPY 1,540- (Tax included) + shipping charge

♦ "Tetsuro KOMAI 1920-1976" Exhibition catalog
2011
Publisher: Tokyo Shinbun
20.6x20.6cm
304 pages

 


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Essay: Chasing Tetsuro KOMAI (Japanese)

 


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Catalog
"Fukuhara Collection  Tesuro KOMAI Works Exhibition / Shape of Unfinished Dream"
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Exhibitions
2022
No.337)    100th Anniversary KOMAI Tetsuro Exhibition Part 2 -KOMAI Tetsuro and TAKIGUCHI Shuzo-    2/8 - 2/26


2020
No.320)    100th Anniversary KOMAI Tetsuro Exhibition Part 1 -Artist in young days and Patron-    6/16 - 7/11


2017
Weekly Special Collection: Tetsuro KOMAI Exhibition    9/12 - 9/22


2014
No.251)    25th Q Ei exhibition "Q Ei and Sadajiro KUBO"    6/11 - 6/28

2010
No.194)    Tetsuro KOMAI Collection Mr.S PART II    10/26 - 11/6

2009
No.181)    Tetsuro KOMAI Collection Mr.S PART I    11/20 - 11/28

2008
No.169)    Rediscover The Beauty of Prints    12/12 - 12/27

2000
No.69)    Tetsuro KOMAI Exhibition -80th Anniversary-    4/21 - 5/20 (Japanese page)

1999
No.51)    Tetsuro KOMAI and the World of Illustrated Books    1/11 - 1/30

1998
No.44)    Modern Art in Oriental Sapce II    6/5 - 6/20

1997
No.26)    Copperplate Print Selection 3    4/1 - 4/10

1996
No.17)    Watercolor, Drawing and Print Collection    9/4 - 9/21

1995
No.1)    Copperplate Print Selection 1    6/5 - 6/18

 


Toki-no-Wasuremono Tsushin (Japanese page)

2000 May Editon <Teysuro KOMAI>
1999 December Special Edition (Tesuro KOMAI, Tadanori YOKOO, etc.)

 


Gallery Owner's Essay (Japanese page)
Tesuro KOMAI -Around Fukuhara Collection-
Around Fukuhara Collection Again -Tesuro KOMAI Discovered-



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