Tamiji KITAGAWA

Born 1894 in Shizuoka, Japan. Dropped out from the Waseda University in 1914, He moved to the USA and studied with Yasuo KUNIYOSHI under John Sloan at the Art Students’ League. He moved to Mexico in 1923, becoming friends with artists such as David SIQUEIROS and Diego RIVERA, and participating in Mexican Renaissance movment. He also worked on children’s art education at Tlalpan. In 1931 moves outdoor art school to Taxco and became a head master. Returned to Japan in 1936.

Gained attention at the 29th Nika Exhibition in 1937 with “Festival at Taxco” and other works.His unique style of works expressing cultures and people of Mexico has made many fans and were highly rated in Nika Exhibitions and Japan International Art Exhibitions. He became the President of Nika-kai in 1979, but left within the same year. Passed out in 1989 at Seto.

 


“Nude woman of Taxco”

c.1941 (Printed Feb. 1952)
Image size: 30.3×39.9cm
Sheet size: 31.4×40.9cm
Signed
Note written by KUBO Sadajiro on the back
*Raisonne No.33
   


“Sleeping indian”

1961
Lithograph
Image size: 30.1×38.8cm
Sheet size: 38.3×56.5cm
Ed.55
Signed
*Raisonne No.124

“Seated two Mexican women”

1970
Etching
Image size: 18.2×14.0cm
Sheet size: 32.5×25.0cm
Ed.100
Signed
*Raisonne No.182

“People of Aztec”

1970
Etching
Image size: 18.0×25.0cm
Sheet size: 25.0×32.2cm
Ed.100
Signed
*Raisonne No.185


“Lovers of Mexico”

1970
Etching
Image size: 36.3×28.1cm
Sheet size: 50.0×42.3cm
Ed.100
Signed
*Raisonne No.186

“Two Mexican women”

1970
Aquatint
Image size: 13.5×17.8cm
Sheet size: 25.0×32.5cm
Ed.100
Signed
*Raisonne No.209

“Outdoor Mexico”

1970
Etching
Image size: 13.0×18.2cm
Sheet size: 22.0×25.0cm
Ed.100
Signed
*Raisonne No.233


“Three Mexican girls”

1971
Etching
Image size: 13.3×8.0cm
Sheet size: 25.0×21.7cm
Ed.120
Signed
*Raisonne No.251

“Ancient image (Mexico)”

1971
Etching
Image size: 18.0×14.0cm
Sheet size: 32.5×25.0cm
Ed.100
Signed
*Raisonne No.256

"Man with a Knife"

1961
Watercolor
Image size: 12.5×19.0cm
Sheet size: 33.2×26.8cm
Signed


"Mother and Daughter with a Mirror"

1947
Oil painting
92.0×73.0cm
Signed

"Flower"

1962
Watercolor
39.7×50.4cm
Signed

"Woman"

Sketch
52.5×39.0cm
Signed


"Flower"

Sketch
47.5×31.5cm
Signed

"Mother and Daughter Sitting with Mountain on their Back"
(original picture)

c.1941
Sketch
31.0×24.5cm
Signed

"Earth creation theory" from Print collection with Shuzo TAKIGUCHI's poems "Sphinx"

1954
Copperplate
Image size: 8.8×6.8cmm
Sheet size: 29.5×48.0cm
Ed.50
Pencil signed


"Mexican Bathing"

c.1941
Wood engraving
37.5×45.0cm
Ed.100
Signed
*Raisonne No.32

"Bathing"

1957
Wood engraving
27.4×39.5cm
Ed.80
Signed
*Raisonne No.72

"Two Girls and Flowers"

1961
Lithograph
37.0×27.0cm
Ed.10
Signed
*Raisonne No.96


"Mexican Audience"

c.1941
Woodblock
Image size: 26.8×20.7cm
Sheet size: 41.3×32.0cm
II Ed.10
Stamped

*Written as "II" but it is actually 3rd print.

"A Cat and a Woman"

c.1941
Woodblock
Image size: 21.6×27.8cm
Sheet size: 32.0×41.3cm
II Ed.10
Stmaped

*Written as "II" but it is actually 3rd print.

"Mother Hugging Children"

1970
Etching
Image size: 21.0×14.7cm
Frame size: 39.0×30.0cm
Ed.100
Signed


"Audience"
(A cover design or a frontispiece)

c.1941
Sketch
24.5×17.0cm
Signed
SOLD

"Woman Selling Fruits"

1976
Hand colored lithograph
38.0×28.0cm
A.P.(Ed.75)
Signed
*Raisonne No.329
SOLD

"Man"

1934
Sketch
46.5×34.0cm
Signed
SOLD

 


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Exhibitions
2014
No.251    25th Q Ei exhibition "Q Ei and Sadajiro KUBO"    11th Jun. - 28th Jun.


2013
No.239)    Hideo NODA, Tamiji KITAGAWA, Yasuo KUNIYOSHI Exhibition    04/19 - 04/27