Oyamada Jiro
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Born in Andong, China, and raised in Otawara, Tochigi. Learned watercolor painting from Kobori Tomono, a distant relative of the Japanese painting department. In 1934, he entered the Imperial Art School, but due to opposition from his father, his support was cut off and he dropped out. In 1937, exhibited at the Independent Bijutsu Kyokai Exhibition, and from 1942 onwards at the Bijutsu Bunka Kyokai. In 1945, an air raid destroyed all of his accumulated works. In 1947, became a member of the Freedom Artists Association. First solo exhibition at Takemiya Gallery, curated by Takiguchi Shuzo in 1952.

In 1959, he held a solo exhibition of large-scale works at the Tokyo Gallery on his recommendation. 1955's "Pieta" depicts the dark side and destiny of human beings in black tones.seen as one person. In the 1960s, he held solo exhibitions mainly at the Iida Gallery. He suddenly disappead in 1971 (later found to have run away with Kobori's grandson), He held solo exhibitions at Fuma Gallery and others, he sent to the gallery for limiting his relationship with society to the presentation of works. In 2014, a retrospective exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of his birth was held at the Fuchu Art Museum.

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