1" W x 5.25" H x 7" L
This is a framed oil on board abstract of a country farmstead. It measures 7" X 5 1/4". It dates to the 1970's or 1980's . The painting is in extremely fine condition. Tshuta Kimura (Chuta Kimura) (1917-1987) was born in Takamatsu, Japan. He relocated to Paris, France in 1953. He lived there for the rest of his life. Here is some information on him. "2004 saw the first Parisian exhibition dedicated to this great painter since his death in 1987. Born in Japan, Kimura chose the light of the French landscapes to express his art. "Tshuta Kimura is born in 1917 in Takamatsu (south of Japan) to a family of the provincial bourgeousie. Throughout a rather lonely childhood he begins to enjoy drawing. "In 1937 he studies at the Nika Art Academy in Tokyo where he is confronted to a classical approach that won’t fulfill his expectations. He is then sent to China for his military service during the years of the conflict. There he will become fascinated with Chinese people and their art, specially by ancient calligraphy. He is sent back to Japan and leaves the army because of an illness. Then, he decides to devote himself to painting and shows his work at the Salon Dokuritsu Exhibition. In 1941 at the Ohara Museum, during an exhibition on French painting, he discovers Bonnard whose use of light dazzles him. "In 1947 he marries Satchiko Yunoki and they decide to fulfill their dream of comig to the West. Thanks to the support of a sponsor the young couple settles permanently in Paris in 1953. He paints Parisian landscapes and gardens. In 1954 two of his paintings were shown at the Salon des Artistes Français as well as at the Art Vivant Galleries of Paris and Lyon. From 1965 on, Jacques Zeitoun will show his work regularly at the Kriegel Gallery. Kimura spends his summers in the south of France, where he will find some of his most important sources of inspiration. He paints the garden of Le Clos St Pierre, (where his workshop is, above the city of Cannes) and he paints the landscapes of Le Var and Les Alpes Maritimes. Since the early eighties his work was shown in many solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums such as Le Centre Pompidou, the Fiac, the Art Yomiuri Gallery (France), the Ruth Siegel Gallery in New York and the Phillips Collection in Washington DC in 1985." In 1987 Kimura attends his last opening at the 112 Green Street Gallery in New York. He will pass away in Paris the 3rd of July 1987. Thereafter many Japanese museums will show Kimura’s work in exhibitions among which are the Osaka and Tokyo retrospectives in 1994." He is listed in Davenports, Artprice, Askart, Artnet, Artfact, Findartinfo. A Precious Gem from a Modern Abstract Master! Bound to appreciate in value.