WAKITA KAZU (1908–2005), ROLLING BOTTLE (KOROGARU BIN) | SHOWA PERIOD, LATE 20TH CENTURY
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WAKITA KAZU (1908–2005)
SHOWA PERIOD, LATE 20TH CENTURY
ROLLING BOTTLE (KOROGARU BIN)
oil on canvas, signed Kazu W., signed Wakita Kazu and titled Korogaru bin on verso, framed
99.8 x 79.5 cm., 39¼ x 31¼ in. (unframed)
107 x 87 cm., 42⅛ x 34¼ in. (framed)
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Not examined out of frame, but good condition overall.
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Kazu was born in Tokyo in 1908. In 1923 he moved to Berlin as a student and two years later, was admitted to the Berlin Academy at the age of 17 to study under professor Erich Wolsfeld (1884- 1956). He graduated with a Gold medal and returned to Japan in 1930. In 1936 Kazu founded the art society " Shin-seisaku-ha ", together with eight other artists, including Genichiro Inokuma (1902-1993) and Kei Sato (1906-1978). During the Second World War, he spent a year in Manila (1943) working for the Army News Service. After the war, his works were exhibited not only in Japan but also internationally, at fairs such as the São Paulo Art Biennial (1950), the Salon de Mai (1951) and the Venice Biennale (1956). In the United States, he was awarded the Guggenheim National Award for the Nation (Japan) in 1956 for his work entitled Strife.
He received the Cultural Order Award in 1998.