Shunsuke MATSUMOTO

Born 1912 in Tokyo, grew up in Iwate, Japan. Former name Shunsuke Sato. In 1925, after losing his hearing, he began to have aspirations to becoming a painter. Moving to Tokyo, he learned at Taihei Yogakai Institute. In 1936 he got married and changed his last name to Matsumoto. He named his studio Sogokobo (General Studio) and along with his wife Teiko, created a new drawing and essay magazine, "Zakkicho".

In 1943 he organized the Shinjin Gakai with seven others, including Aimitsu, Aso Saburo, and Terada Masaaki. This society opened three exhibitions. In 1947, along with the members of the Shinjin Gakai, he participated in the Jiyu Bijutsuka Kyokai. In 1948 he became sick and died in his home, Tokyo at the age of 36.

 


"Soldier"

Pencil on paper
Image size: 14.0×18.0cm
Sheet size: 14.5×19.0cm
 

"Work"

Ink and India ink on paper
Image size: 30.5x22.3cm
Sheet size: 32.7x24.0cm

"Work"

c. 1943
Ink and Pencil on paper
Image size: 25.7x20.3cm
Sheet size: 27.0x22.2cm
(Pen drawing on the reverse side)

"Work"

Pencil
Image size: 29.5x21.6cm
Sheet size: 31.5x23.8cm

 


"Figure"

c. 1947
Ink on paper
Image size: 36.8x25.7cm
Sheet size: 39.5x27.3cm

"Figure"

1947
Ink, Brush and Pen on paper
Image size: 34.5x25.6cm
Sheet size: 39.0x27.6cm

*Included on page 121 of "Matsumoto Shunsuke Sobyou (Shunsuke Matsumoto Sketches)" (1977 Sogo Kobo, Inc.)

"Profile of a woman (2)"

c. 1945
Ink and India ink on paper
Image size: 25.5x19.0cm
Sheet size: 27.3x19.7cm

*Included on page 19 of "Shunsuke Matsumoto's Exhibition 50 years after his death -Views of People and Towns-" (1997 Nantenshi Gallery)

 


"Work"

Ink on paper
Image size: 23.0x18.0cm
Sheet size: 24.5x19.8cm
Stamped

"Work"

Ink and India ink on paper
Image size: 26.4x37.8cm
Sheet size: 27.6x39.0cm

"Work"

Ink and India ink on paper
Image size: 12.8x17.5cm
Sheet size: 13.2x18.2cm

 


"Work"

Ink on paper
Image size: 34.2x24.5cm
Sheet size: 38.3x27.0cm

"Work"

1941
Ink on paper
Image size: 29.0x21.0cm
Sheet size: 32.0x23.3cm
Signed

"Work"

Ink on paper
Image size: 30.2x25.8cm
Sheet size: 37.4x28.9cm

 


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 Exhibitions (Japanese only)
2012-2013
231st Gallery exhibition: Shunsuke MATSUMOTO     Part 1: 2012/12/14 - 2012/12/29
Part 2: 2013/01/09 - 2013/01/19


2009
171st Gallery exhibition: Q Ei and 8 Painters of his Period, Feb 6-28, 2009