Ryumon Yasuda

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Ryumon Yasuda
Ryumon Yasuda in 1954, at the age 63
Ryumon Yasuda in 1954, at the age 63
Born
Juemon Yasuda

(1891-05-13)May 13, 1891
Ryumon Village, Naga District, Wakayama, Japan
DiedFebruary 14, 1965(1965-02-14) (aged 73)
NationalityJapanese
Known forSculpture, drawing
Notable work
Minakata Kumagusu Zou, 1965

Haha to Ko, 1917
Ishida-shi no Zou
Kiyo Bank

Nagoya-shi Heiwa-do Ritsuzou

Ryumon Yasuda (保田 龍門, Yasuda Ryūmon, May 13, 1891 – February 14, 1965) was a Japanese painter and sculptor.

Biography[edit]

Yasuda was born as Juemon Yasuda in Ryumon Village, Naga District (now Kinokawa City) Wakayama Prefecture, Japan in 1891.[1][2]

He saw Hishida Shunsō's "The Fallen Leaves" in a Ministry of Education art exhibition (abbreviation: Bunten) held in Ueno in Tokyo. He undertook studies in painting at the Pacific Ocean Picture Aassociation Laboratory and entered Tōkyō Bijutsu Gakkō (present-day Tokyo University of the Arts), Department of Western Pictures in 1912 upon graduation from Kokawa Junior High School. The school of fine arts is exhibited in the Nikaten while attending school and selecting specially is won by "Mother And the Child" on the 11th Bunten selected in 1917. Afterwards, the study of the sculpture was started in the laboratory at Nihon Bijutsuin Exhibition thereafter was made an outlet.

Yasuda visited the United States of America in 1920, and then travelled to Paris via San Francisco and New York City the next year. He was taught sculpture under the guidance of Bourdelle, who was Rodin's assistant. He visited various places of interest in Europe including the atelier of Aristide Maillol in southern France during his time abroad.

After learning of his mother's death, Yasuda returned to Japan in 1923. After he returned home, he stopped production in Tokyo and built the studio of Isaku Nishimura design in Wakayama of his hometown, moving the base of operations to Sakai, Osaka. Yasuda exhibited profound influence on the world of art of Kansai, teaching the next generation after World War II at the Institute of Osaka City Art, Wakayama University. He died in 1965 at the age of 73.

Timeline[edit]

  • 1912 Entered the Tōkyō Bijutsu Gakkō (Present: Tokyo University of the Arts), Department of Western Picture.
  • 1915 Selected on Nikaten.[clarification needed][3][4][5]
  • 1917 Stated sculpture research in Nihon Bijutsuin after graduation from Western Picture Department-Regular Course (Present: Tokyo University of the Arts). "Mother And Child" in the graduation production is exhibited in the 11th Bunten, and it was selected.
  • 1918 "Mr. Ishida's Image" was exhibited in the 5th Nihon Bijutsuin Exhibition (Inten), and won the Chogyu prize.
  • 1920 The Nihon Bijutsuin Exhibition (Inten) recommended him to a coterie. Started to study abroad from Yokohama port.
  • 1924 He exhibited 59 oil paintings and 13 sculptures and held "A Visit to Europe Memory Exhibition" at Tokugawa mansion in Tokyo.
  • 1924 - 1952 Marriage. He send his works to an exhibition 16 times such as Inten. He announced the work evaluated on modern history of art the other day. He played an active part as an Inten leaders member.
  • 1946 He was inaugurated as a Sculpture Department's professor of Institute of Osaka City Art.
  • 1953 Accepted Four Kiyo Bank headquarters wall relief. He was inaugurated as a professor of Department of Arts and Sciences (Present: Department of Education) at Wakayama University in February.
  • 1954 Completed the Work 4 Kiyo Bank wall relieves (紀陽銀行本店の壁面レリーフ).[clarification needed][6][7]
  • 1958 Completed "Nagoya City Heiwado Statue".

Exhibitions[edit]

  • 1969: Exhibition of Ryumon Yasuda (The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama)
  • 1986: Sketch of Ryumon Yasuda exhibition (Buffet Five Art Gallery, Kainan City, and Wakayama City)
  • 1988: Posthumous work of Ryumon Yasuda exhibition (Buffet Five Art Gallery, Kainan City and Wakayama City)
  • 1994: Taisho no Manazashi "Young Ryumon Yasuda and his days" (The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama)
  • 1997: Ryumon exhibition of Ryumon pavilion (Sponsoring: Buffet Five Art Gallery, Kokawa)
  • 1998: Ryumon Yasuda "A painting in India ink" exhibition (Buffet Five Art Gallery, Kainan City, and Wakayama City)
  • 2002: Ryumon Yasuda "Generation Atelier Exhibition" (Buffet Five Art Gallery, Kainan City)
  • 2005: Ryumon Yasuda exhibition to live in birthplace (Buffet Five Art Gallery, Kainan City)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "保田龍門 展". Retrieved 2011-09-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "紀の国の先人たち 保田 龍門 |和歌山県ホームペー ジ". Archived from the original on 2011-04-29. Retrieved 2011-09-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "油絵の魅力 イズムを超えて展のレビュー by 吉田卓爾 展覧会へ行こう!". Retrieved 2011-10-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "生誕120年記念 保田龍門 - 和歌山県立近代美術館". Retrieved 2011-10-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "fukido.co.jp". Retrieved 2011-10-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "紀陽銀行本店の壁面レリーフ - みどころ紀州路 - きのくに風景讃歌". Retrieved 2011-10-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "生誕120年記念 保田龍門 - 和歌山県立近代美術館". Retrieved 2011-10-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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