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33.2 Aoki Daijô (1891-1979)
Modern Nihonga
Daikon and dried kaki
Signed: Daijô
Seals: unread
Technique: colours on paper 33 x 38.8
Date: first month of 1931
Mounting: grey brocade and pinkish beige silk
bone rollers, 121.5 x 51
Box: signed
Condition: some scatterd foxing, otherwise

Daijô was born in Osaka and graduated from the Kyoto Municipal Painting College. In 1912 he studied western painting at the Kansai Art Institute. He moved to the film industry in 1923 when he set up the New Shinkansha Movie Research Institute. After dissolving the Shinkansha in 1935, he returned to painting, concentrating on Japanese techniques. In 1937 he established the Dainichi Art Institute. He was a realistic painter, known for his still lifes. He visited Europe and China and had many solo exhibitions.

Reference:
Aburai p. 7
Roberts p. 4

Availability: On Request