Shunsuke MATSUMOTO
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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.



"Figure (W)"
1942
Pencil on paper
Image size: 23.5x20.5cm
Sheet size: 27.5x22.5cm


"Work"
Pencil on paper
Image size: 22.5x25.2cm
Sheet size: 28.5x37.5cm


"Work"
Pen, chalk, and watercolor on paper
Image size: 21.0x26.0cm
Sheet size: 25.0x29.2cm


"Landscape and Figure"
1948
Ink and Japanese ink on paper
Image size: 17.0x25.0cm
Sheet size: 19.9x27.3cm
Signed
*Included on page 17 (no. 46) of "Shunsuke Matsumoto's Exhibition 50 years after his death -Views of People and Towns-" (1997 Nantenshi Gallery)


"Figure (W)"
Pencil and watercolor on paper
Image size: 22.0x16.0cm
Sheet size: 26.8x18.2cm


"Work"
Pencil and watercolor on paper
Image size: 20.0x30.0cm
Sheet size: 28.6x41.7cm


"Work"
c. 1936
Ink on paper
Image size: 18.0x25.3cm
Sheet size: 19.8x27.4cm
Stamp signed
※ P.21 of “Zakkicho” December edition (3) (1936, Sogo Kobo)


"Ancient Architecture"
1946
Ink, watercolor on paper
Image size:16.9x11.8cm
Sheet size:20.3x14.0cm


"Work"
1946
Pen on paper
Image size:20.5x29.5cm
Sheet size:22.7x30.3cm


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