The original front cover painting of "Gakujin"（September issue in 1973) and "Yama-karano-Kotoba" published by Heibonsha in 1996.
Tsuji Makoto: Acrylic Paintings
from the Shunichiro Ueda Collection
Dates：Jan 12-Feb 25,2021
Venue：UCHIGO and SHIZIMI Gallery
Opening hours：10:30~18:00 ｜Closed on Sat, Sun, and national holidays
With cooperation from mont-bell and Gakujin
★Opening Reception：Jan 12, Tue from 5pm to 8pm
*The opening reception has been canceled due to the state of emergency.
Thank you so much for your understanding.
UCHIGO and SHIZIMI Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition, Tsuji Makoto: Acrylic Paintings from the Shunichiro Ueda Collection, beginning on January 12th, 2021.
Ever since Ueda bought a print during his university years as his first piece of art, he has been collecting various genres of art, including Japanese crafts and contemporary art and original drawings by cartoonists and picture book authors.
This exhibition will feature works by Makoto Tsuji (1913-1975), who was a successful artist, poet, and essayist, from Ueda’s collection. Contributing illustrations and caricatures to various magazines, Tsuji simultaneously worked on creating many magazine advertisements as a graphic designer.
Since he liked mountain climbing and ski mountaineering, he had presented his works and messages in climbing magazines, which included ALP, Yama & Kogen, and Tabi Magazine. Additionally, he had worked on the front cover paintings and the artist’s letters in Gakujin Magazine from January 1971 to February 1976, and many people were fascinated by his talent.
When we see works that beautifully express people enjoying harmony with nature, we can feel an intimacy with those paintings, and our thoughts are, at the same time, able to go to the warm time spent together in mountains with friends.
In this exhibition, Tsuji’s 14 original acrylic paintings will be on view. It is a valuable opportunity to see his works together in one place, so we hope you enjoy them at the venue!
Uchigo and Shizimi Gallery
Maison de Ville Kanda Jinbocho 1F (Jinbocho Sakura Street), 2-11-4, Kanda Jinbo-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0061 Japan
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