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Ogura Yuki

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About Ogura Yuki

Ogura Yuki

Mango, Ogura Yuki
Haru Itaru, Ogura Yuki

Mango
Ogura Yuki
Woodcut
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Haru Itaru
Ogura Yuki
Lithograph
Flower



Yamayuri, Ogura Yuki
Tsuyukusa, Ogura Yuki

Yamayuri
Ogura Yuki
Silk Screen
Flower

Tsuyukusa
Ogura Yuki
Woodcut
Flower



Akae, Ogura Yuki
Akaebachi To Shuka, Ogura Yuki

Akae
Ogura Yuki
Woodcut
Flower

Akaebachi To Shuka
Ogura Yuki
Lithograph
Flower



Ume, Ogura Yuki
Tsubaki, Ogura Yuki

Ume
Ogura Yuki
Silk Screen
Flower

Tsubaki
Ogura Yuki
Woodcut
Flower



Koubaihakko, Ogura Yuki
 

Koubaihakko
Ogura Yuki
Lithograph
Flower

 

History

1895

Ogura Yuki was born in Otsu city, Shiga Prefecture.

1917

She graduated from Nara Girls High School.

1920

She studied under Yasuda Yukihiko.

1926

Her artworks are selected for the 13th "Inten" Exhibition.

1932

She was appointed to the first female member of the Japan Fine Arts Academy.

1938

She married with a Zen priest Ogura Tetsuju.

1970

She exhibited "Shimai (sisters)" at the 55th "Inten" exhibition.

1973

She was given the Orders of the Sacred Treasure.

1976

She was appointed to a member of the Japan Art Academy.

1978

She was selected to the person of Cultural Merits.

1980

She was given the Order of Culture.

1990

She took office as a chief director of The Japan Art Institute.

1996

She took office as a honorary chief director of The Japan Art Institute.

2000

On July 23, she passed away at 105 years old.


About Ogura Yuki

Ogura Yuki, born in Otsu city, Shiga Prefecture, had communed with painting ever since she was two years old, and her painting was rated as excellent at Otsu High School.
However, after she graduated from Nara Girls High School, she didn't prepare the way for a painter, became a teacher. When she visited Yasuda Yukihiko in 1920, she looked up to him as a teacher that lasts a lifetime, and she was with the aim of becoming a painter in addition to performing her regular duties as a teacher.

In 1926 she was accepted to the 13th Inten exhibition, and was appointed to the Dojin of the Japan Art Institute for the first time as a woman in 1932, her paintings were experiencing rapid evolution. She was awarded the Uemura Shoen Prize in 1954 and the Japan Art Academy Prize in 1987, and was given the Order of Culture in 1880.

Ogura Yukifs art world, which was derived from unconventional means and bold simplification, is in spite of a strong and plain expression, the warmth or life, even a spirit of the motif felt good. It results from the effort that she performed ascetic zen exercises.



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