A 1989 Oil by Nakamura Yoshitatne exhibited at the Kyoten (Kyoto Bijutsu Tenrankai) and retaining the exhibition label titled Yukibuki Yamamura (Keihoku) (A Snow Covered Village in Northern Kyoto). It is 91 x 72.5 cm (3 feet by 28-1/2 inches), oil on canvas stretched over a wooden frame. Overall excellent condition. This is accompanied by a book on the artist.
Nakamura Yoshitane (1914-1995) was born in Wakayama city where he took a job as a teacher. Although he began painting much earlier, he first exhibited with an abstract image at the Dokuritsu Tenrankai (Independent Exhibition) in 1938, and shortly thereafter left his teaching position to devote himself full time to painting. In 1942 he was awarded the Grand prize at the Dokuritsu Tenrankai. His paintings were largely abstract until 1972, when he suddenly made a change to human imagery and mannequins. He later served as a professor at Kyoto University of Art and Otemae Women’s Univrsity. For his contributions to the Art World he was granted the Cultural Merrit Award from Kyoto Prefecture in 1984, from Kyoto city in 1986, and the same from Wakayama in 1987. Work by him is held in the Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art (MOMAT) as well as the National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto (MOMAK), and Shiga Prefectural Museum of Art among many others. Not yet well explored in the west, a chance to purchase a Japanese Abstract Expressionist Painter for a reasonable price.