• 展覧会

児島善三郎 ロサンゼルス展  ”This very green” at Nonaka-Hill, Los Angeles

Zenzaburo Kojima solo show in L.A.

Zenzaburo Kojima

 

児島善三郎没後60年の節目の年に、Nonaka-Hill (ロサンゼルス)にて初の海外展が開催されます。
初期から晩年までの秀作27点が展示される予定です。

 

“Zenzaburo Kojima – This very green”

会期: 2022年9月17日(土)ー10月22日(日)
場所: Nonaka-Hill  6917 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90038
電話:  +1 323 450 9409
ウェブサイト:https://www.nonaka-hill.com/

 


 
Nonaka-Hill は2018年のギャラリーオープン以来、日本のアーティストを中心に展覧会を開催し、40名近くの作家を紹介してきました。
その殆どは米国西海岸で初めて紹介される作家で、毎回大変な評判を呼んでいます。

 

この度、Nonaka-Hill は現在のノースハイランド通りに加えて、メルローズ通りにも新たにギャラリーをオープンすることとなり、
そのこけら落としに児島善三郎展が開催されることになりました。作品の選定には画家の杉戸洋さんも協力してくださいました。
善三郎の没後60年にあたる本年に、新しい世界に飛躍していけることは大変喜ばしいことです。

 

初日の9月17日、18日は兒嶋も在廊いたしますので、近隣へご旅行予定の方は会場でお目にかかれますよう、旅のご予定に加えていただけましたら幸いです。
ハリウッドに程近く、近隣には多数のギャラリーが軒を連ねる大変魅力的なエリアです。
お近くにご友人やお知り合いがいらっしゃいましたら広くご案内いただけますよう、応援の程よろしくおねがいいたします。

 

オンラインでも作品が紹介される予定ですので、Nonaka-Hillより詳細が発表されましたら、改めてご案内させていただきます。

 

丘の上APT/兒嶋画廊

 

 
We are so glad to inform you that Zenzaburo Kojima’s first overseas solo exhibition “This very green” will start from September 17th, 2022 at Nonaka-Hill Gallery, Los Angeles.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the passing of Z.Kojima. It is our great honor and privilege to have this exhibition in this memorable year.
 
Nonaka-Hill mainly features Japanese artists, and since their opening in 2018, they have introduced nearly 40 artists who hadn’t been introduced yet in the United States.
After 4 years of success, they are starting a new project – opening their 2nd gallery space on Melrose Ave. in addition to their original location in North Highland.
This Zenzaburo’s exhibition will be the opening show of the Melrose location.
To prepare the show, Hiroshi Sugito, a Japanese painter whose exhibition is going to be held at Nonaka-Hill in the Highland location starting on the same date, helped us choose the works to show.
 
Toshio Kojima will be at the gallery (Melrose) on September 17th and 18th, so please visit if you are nearby.
If your friends or acquaintances live in the city, then please invite them as well.
 
The works which are shown in the exhibition will be introduced online by Nonaka-Hill.
Once the page is opened, we will inform you again.
 
The upcoming year 2023 will mark the 130th anniversary of Zenzaburo’s birth.
The Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art is planning a major exhibition to commemorate the occasion.
We are looking forward to the future that Zenzaburo gets attention not only across Japan but also around the world.
 
Gallery Kojima

 


 

今年は私の祖父で画家の児島善三郎が亡くなってから丁度60年の節目の年になります。そんな折にロスアンゼルスのNonaka-Hillで展覧会を開催できるのは誠に光栄で素晴らしい事です。
 
善三郎は1893年に九州の福岡市に生まれました。ほぼ独学で油彩画を習得しヨーロッパ留学中は多くの美術館を訪れ古典から近代の画聖達の技法や表現を学び、吸収しました。帰国後は独自の児島様式といわれる日本的油彩画の完成を目指しました。自然を大胆なフォルムに要約し、そこに溢れる生命力を画面一杯に表しました。アトリエの周辺の風景を四季折々に活写し又、旅行に行っては、よりスケールの大きな雄大な風景を豪快なタッチで描ききりました。又、人物がや花の写生にも力を入れ、対象に宿る生命感を引き出し、画面に躍動させる事を成し得ました。生涯に遺した2000点を超える作品は現在でも多くのファンを魅了し続けています。作品は日本国内の多くの美術館に収蔵されており、人々の目を楽しませています。
 
来る2023年は生誕130年の年にあたり、出生地の福岡県立美術館では記念の大展覧会が企画されています。評論家の故今泉篤男氏が60年前に弔辞の最後で強調された「私は必ずあなたの仕事が、あなたが亡くなった後で、本当に正しく評価される日の近いことを信じます。あなたの絵は日本の絵画史の上で昭和期の最も優れた芸術の一つとして歴史に定着する事を信じています」という言葉の実現が始まっている事を実感しています。香港のクリスティーズオークションの20/21世紀部門では常連として定着してきており、アジアでもファンの層が厚くなってきています。
 
今回の展覧会に出品される27点の初期から晩年までの秀作達が、アメリカ西海岸でも多くの人々の目を楽しませてくれる事を信じています。
 
Nonaka-HillのRodneyさんTakaさん、又多大なサポートをして下さった画家の杉戸洋さんに深く感謝しております。
 

兒嶋画廊 兒嶋俊郎

 

 

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the passing of the painter, as well as my grandfather, Zenzaburo Kojima. It is our great honor and privilege to have this exhibition at Nonaka-Hill Gallery in Los Angeles in this memorable year.
 
Zenzaburo was born in Fukuoka City, Kyushu area in 1893. He was mostly self-taught in oil painting, and while studying in Europe (1925-1928), he visited many museums to learn and absorb the techniques and expressions of classical to modern masters. After returning to Japan, he sought to perfect the Japanese style of oil painting, which is called “Kojima style” developed on his own. He summarized nature in bold forms and filled the canvas with the life force that overflows from it. He sketched the scenery around his studio season by season, and whenever he went far to travel, he completed paintings of magnificent larger-scaled landscapes with an exuberant touch. He also put a great deal of effort into drawing portraits and flowers, bringing out the life in the subjects and making them vibrant on the canvas. The more than 2,000 works he left during his lifetime attract many fans even today. His works are in the collections of many museums in Japan and they keep pleasing people’s eyes.
 
The upcoming year 2023 will mark the 130th anniversary of his birth. The Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art is planning a major exhibition to commemorate the occasion. The late critic Atsuo Imaizumi emphasized at the end of his eulogy for Zenzaburo 60 years ago: “I believe that the day is close when your work will be truly and properly appreciated after your death. I believe that your painting will leave a significant mark as one of the most outstanding artworks of the Showa period in the history of Japanese painting.” I feel that that is finally beginning to bear fruit. Zenzaburo has now become an artist who is bid regularly in the 20th/21st century section of Christie’s Auctions in Hong Kong, and he gains in more popularity in Asia as well.
 
There’s no room for doubt that the 27 outstanding works from his early to late years in this exhibition will please many people here on the West Coast of the United States.
 
We are deeply grateful to Mr. Rodney and Takayoshi Nonaka-Hill of Nonaka-Hill Gallery for giving us this opportunity, and to artist Hiroshi Sugito for his generous support.

 

Toshio Kojima (Gallery Kojima)

 


 

Work List
 
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web190Nude-with-Tree

木のある裸婦  Nude with Tree Year 1932 97.0×162.1cm

 

web340Rustling-Pines

松籟 Rustling Pines Year 1938 60.4×45.4cm

 

web221Early-Fall

初秋 Early Fall Year 1933  45.5×60.6cm

 

web228Red-Pines-on-the-Hill

赤松の丘 Red Pines on the Hill Year 1934 60.8×73.0cm

 

web218Morning-Fields

朝の庭 Morning Fields Year 1933 45.5×53.0cm

 

web177The-Hill-Over-Yonder

向こうの丘 The Hill Over Yonder Year 1930-32 53.0×45.5cm

 

web227After-the-snow

雪後 After the Snow Year 1934 50.0×65.0cm

 

web501Autumn-Day

秋日 Autumn Day Year c.1941  45.5×53.0cm

 

web306Winter-Field

冬の白田  Winter Field Year c.1936  45.5×53.0cm

 

web378Clear-Fall-Day

秋晴 Clear Fall Day Year 1939 45.5×53.0 cm

 

web445The-Sea

海 The Sea Year 1940 49.9×60.7cm

 

web641Late-Fall-in-Hakone

函根の晩秋 Late Fall in Hakone Year 1946 45.5×53.0cm

 

web1047Hakone_Gora-from-Miyanoshita

箱根(宮ノ下ヨリ強羅ヲ望ム)  Hakone(Gora from Miyanoshita) Year 1957 45.5×53.0cm

 

web1218Atami

熱海  Atami Year c.1960 45.5×53.0cm

 

web761West-Izu

西伊豆  Nishiizu Year 1950  45.5×53.0cm

 

web808Japanese-Alps

アルプス Japanese Alps Year 1951 45.5×53.0cm

 

web850Highland-Valley_one-section

高原 (部分) Highland Valley (one section) Year c.1952 42.5×53.0cm

 

web639Mountain-Village

山村風景  Mountain Village Year c.1946 24.1×33.3cm

 

web1139Still-Life_Sanbokan

静物 (三宝柑) Still Lfife (Sanbokan) Year 1958 45.5×53.0cm

 

web1005Anemones

アネモネ Anemones Year c.1956 33.1×24.3cm

 

Roses-small-(1)

薔薇  Roses Year 1949  41×31.8cm

 

web475Dahlias

ダリア  Dahlias Year 1940 53.0×45.5cm

 

webCamelias1955

椿 Camelias Year 1955 53.0×45.3cm

 

webField-Poppies1947

虞美人草 Field Poppies Year c.1947  17.5×13.9cm

 

web607Roses

薔薇  Roses Year c.1945 12.4×15.7cm

 

web751Field-Poppies-Unfinished

花 Flowers Year c.1950  60.7×50.5cm

 

web203Beach-Umbrella

ビーチ・パラソール Beach Umbrella Year 1932 23.7×33.0cm

 

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Zenzaburo Kojima biography

 

 
Zenzaburo Kojima ​(b. 1893, d. 1962) sought to formalize a “distinctively Japanese oil painting” throughout his career. During a 3-year period of study in France and Italy, Kojima immersed himself in movements like Fauvism and Venetian Renaissance painting, eventually choosing to explore the Western genres of landscape, still-life, and nude. At the same time, he aimed to retain an identifiably Japanese character in his work, drawing influence from ukiyo-e prints and adapting traditional Japanese subjects like seasonal change and natural simplicity.
 
Kojima’s solo exhibitions include the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, traveling to The Annex Museum of the National Museum of Modern Art (1964); Fukuoka Art Museum (1993, 2012); The Shoto Museum of Art (1998); Fuchu Art Museum (2007). His works are included in the collections of the National Museum of Korea, Seoul; the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama, Kanagawa; Mie Prefectural Art Museum; Busan Museum of Art; and Pola Museum of Art, Kanagawa among others.
 
 
 
COLLECTIONS
National Museum of Korea, Seoul
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama, Kanagawa
Mie Prefectural Art Museum
Busan Museum of Art
Pola Museum of Art, Kanagawa
Kurume City Art Museum
Long Museum, China, Shanghai