Kongo ABE

Western painter.
Born 1900 in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture. His father was Abe Hiroshi, officer of the Home Ministry and governor of Tokyo. After graduating Tokyo Daiichi Middle School, attended Keio University Preparatory School Department of Literature, from which he dropped out. While at school, he began to study under Okada Saburosuke, and crossed to France in 1926. In 1929, opened an oil painting exhibition with Togo Seiji. Was active in Mexico and the USA. Became a member of Nikakai.

Gained attention for his surrealist works, and bound Hagiwara Sakutaro's book, "The fate of poets".
Passed away in 1968 at the age of 68.



Oil on canvas


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