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    加山又造 Matazo KAYAMA (1927-2004)

    黒い薔薇の裸婦 Nude in Black-Rose Lace

    春秋波濤 Waves in Spring and Autumn



    1927年、京都市に生まれる。父は西陣の染色図案家、祖父は四条円山派の絵師。京都市立美術工芸学校絵画科を4 年で修了した後、東京美術学校(現東京藝術大学)入学。1958年、第2 回グッゲンハイム賞国際美術展に出品。横山操、石本正と1959年轟会を結成。1961年、NY ジャネット・ネスラー画廊で個展開催。1995年、東京藝術大学名誉教授に就任。大英博物館日本ギャラリーで「加山又造展」開催。文化功労者として顕彰。文化勲章受章。2004年、死去。享年76 歳。

    Born in Kyoto, in 1927 as the grandson of a Kano School painter and the son of a Nishijin textile pattern designer. Enters the Tokyo School of Fine Arts (Tokyo University of the Arts) after studying for four years at the Kyoto Municipal High School of Arts and Crafts. Participates to Guggenheim International Exhibition in 1958. Forms Todoroki-kai, an artist group consisting of Misao Yokoyama, Sho Ishimoto and Kayama in 1959. Holds solo exhibition at the Janet Nestler Gallery in NY in 1961. In 1995, becomes Emeritus Professor of the Tokyo University of the Arts. British Museum holds “KAYAMA MATAZO— New Triumphs for Old Traditions” Exhibition in 1996. Selected as Person of Cultural Merit. Honored with the Order of Culture. Dies at the age of 76 in 2004.