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Friday, Oct. 7, 2011


"The 120th Anniversary of the Birth: Kishida Ryusei"


Staff writer

Tokyo native Ryusei Kishida (1891-1929), one of Japan's most famous 20th-century painters, is best known for his portraits of Reiko, his daughter, one of which has been designated an Important Cultural Property.

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"Self-portrait" (1923) by Ryusei Kishida TOYOTA MUNICIPALMUSEUM OF ART

At age 17, Kishida studied painting at a studio run by the renowned yōga (Western painting) artist Seiki Kuroda (1866-1924). Two years later, Kishida won the opportunity to show his work at an exhibition run by the Ministry of Education, and he went on to create portraiture, landscape and still-life masterpieces until his early death at age 38.

This exhibition is a large-scale retrospective of Kishida's work, presenting many paintings of Reiko, as well as the artist's self-portrait. Lectures and events are also planned, including one by hosted by Reiko's daughter, Natsuko Kishida, on Oct. 1; till Nov. 23.

Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts; (06) 6771-4874; 1-82 Chausuyama-cho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka-shi; 5-min. walk northwest of Tennoji Station, Midosuji or Tanimachi lines. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥1,300. Closed Mon.; open holidays and closed the following day. ryusei2011.jp.

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