press release

A retrospective exhibition to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the birth of Tsugouharu Foujita (1866-1968) follows the entire career of the painter with 100 works, which are brought together both within Japan as well as from abroad such as France and Belgium, and includes large murals and 20 works to be shown for the first time in Japan. The early period when Foujita mingled with the painters of the Ecole de Paris and became the darling of the Paris art circle with his specialty of nudes with gmilk-white skinh; the middle period when he shifted to representative style after returning to Japan from a trip to Central and South America, activity at the Nika-kai, and reaching a peak with war paintings; and the final period, -returning to Paris again via New York after the war, and creating unique paintings with religious themes and children using thin, delicate lines.

Tsugouharu Foujita
120th Anniversary of His Birth