NOMIYAMA Gyoji

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NOMIYAMA Gyoji  
Western-style Painter

Western-style Painter

A master of Western-style painting society representing Japan, who still continues painting vigorously at present.
He keeps fighting with self paintings without being caught by time streams, and you can feel freedom without any restriction from his bold and fresh picture compositions. There are a lot of great paintings such as "Persons on a Rock", which received Yasui Prize. In addition to paintings, he writes picture books and numerous essays also, and has a lot of fans in his human-friendly literary activities. He is active in the field of culture and art, such as receiving Japan Essayist Club Prize with "A Drawing with Four Hundred Characters" in 1978.
Gyoji Nomiyama Foundation (in Japanese)

History

1920
Born in Honami Village (presently Iizuka City), Fukuoka Prefecture
1943
Graduated from Tokyo Art University (currently Tokyo University of the Arts)
1952
Went to France (- 1964)
1972
Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts (- 1981)
1992
Received Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts
1993
Won the 1st Fukuoka Prefectural Cultural Award
2000
Person of Cultural Merit
2014
Received the Order of Culture
2016
Received Iizuka City honorary citizen prize
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