Kiyoshi HASEGAWA

Hasegawa, born 1891 in Yokohama, was the eldest son of the banker Hasegawa Kazuhiko. Hasegawa grew up in wealthy circumstances, but lost his father early in 1902, as well as his mother Yoshiko soon after, while he was still enrolled at Azabu Middle School in central Tokyo. After graduating from Azabu Middle School, Hasegawa enrolled at Aoibashi Academy for Western-style Painting to study sketching with Kuroda Seiki, at the same time attending classes on oil painting at Hongo Academy under Saburosuke Okada and Takeji Fujishima. He furthermore was taught etching by Bernard Leach. In 1913, Hasegawa participated in the art journal “Kamen” (Mask), for which he produced woodblock printed cover art and illustrations. In 1918, he moved to France.

Hasegawa’s devotion to print making soon garnered him a spot in the Salon d’Automne, held in Paris, followed by his first solo exhibition of woodblock prints in 1925. His admission as a member of the Salon d’Automne in the following year confirmed his rising reputation in the Parisian art world of the mid-1920s. While after the outbreak of the Second World War many foreign artists chose to return to their home countries, Hasegawa opted to stay in France. Though this decision caused him hardship for his continuing life in Paris, he stayed active as an artist, particularly working in copperplate technique, and mezzotint, an art form Hasegawa helped to revive. He in fact never returned to Japan but died at his home in Paris in 1980, aged 89.

 


"Bathing Girl and Fish"

1971
Copperplate print
20.7x13.8cm
Ed. 60
Signed

 


"View from a Window (Fenetre du Chateau de Venevilles)"

1941
Copperplate print
29.0x21.5cm
Ed. 50
Signed

"View from a Window" (from Portrait of Kiyoshi Hasegawa)

1963
Copperplate print
21.0x16.8cm
Ed. 220

"Apples and Grapes"

1931
Copperplate print
Image size: 16.4x28.2cm
Sheet size: 32.8x43.8cm
Ed. 35
Signed

 


"Songbird and Ants"

1959
Copperplate print
24.7×36.0cm
Printed in only small numbers (E.A. only)
Signed
Raisonné no. 312

"Rose and Time"

1961
Copperplate print
35.7×26.5cm
Ed. 70
Signed
Raisonné no. 320

"Rose"

1963
Copperplate print
14.5×14.5cm
Ed. 20
Signed
Raisonné no. 333

 


"Seated Bathing Girl"

1926
Engraving
29.2×21.7cm
Ed. 30 (otherwise E.A.)
Stamp signed
Raisonné no. 180

"Wild Flowers in a Cup" (from Portrait of Kiyoshi Hasegawa)

1963
Burin engraving
20.7×16.7cm
Ed. 220
Signedd
Raisonné no. 336

"Still Life with Glass Sphere"

1963
Mezzotint
21.0×17.0cm
Ed. 220
Signed
Raisonné no. 337

 

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 Exhibitions (Japanese only) 
2008
169th Gallery Exhibition: Rediscovering the Beauty of Prints    12/12 - 12/27

2002
99th Gallery Exhibition: Reluctance to Part: Works from the Collection    9/20 - 10/12

1999
64th Gallery Exhibition: Watercolors and Drawings by Narashige KOIDE, Takeo YAMAGUCHI, Kiyoshi HASEGAWA, Yayoi KUSAMA, Yutokutaishi AKIYAMA, Makoto MIKAMI, Genkichi SUGIMOTO, Shosuke OZAWA, Kumi SUGAI, Takao ONO, Naoki FUNAKOSHI, and others    12/3 - 12/11

1998
44th Gallery Exhibition: A Japanese Sense of Space in Modern Art: Screens and Hanging Scrolls by Tetsuro KOMAI, Shigeru HATSUYAMA, Yayoi KUSAMA, Rokushu MIZUBUNE, Ansei UCHIMA, and others    6/5 - 6/20

1997
26th Gallery exhibition: Copperplate Print Selection 3    4/1 - 4/10

1996
17th Gallery Exhibition: Watercolors, Drawings, and Prints from the Collection by Kiyoshi HASEGAWA, Shosuke OSAWA, Yoshi KINOUCHI, Kumi SUGAI, and others    9/4 - 9/21

1995
1st Gallery Exhibition: Copperplate Collection 1: Works by Kiyoshi HASEGAWA, Tatsuoki NAMBATA, Q Ei, and Tetsuro KOMAI    6/5 - 6/18