Q Ei
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Q Ei, whose early work was done under his real name of Hideo Sugita, was born in Miyazaki Prefecture in 1911. At age 15, his criticism started appearing in the art magazines "Atelier" and "Mizue". Q Ei’s first collection of photo-dessins, was published in 1936 as "The Reason for Sleep" (Nemuri No Riyu).

In 1937, he set up the art organization "Free Art Association" (Jiyu Bijutsu Kyokai). As to criticize the established public group and Japan art world, he set up "Democratic Artists Association" in 1951.


"Three People"
Year unknown
Photo-dessin (photogram) and pen drawing
Image size: 54.8×44.9cm
Sheet size: 54.8×44.9cm
Signed by Mrs. Q Ei on the back.

"In the water"
Year unknown
Photo-dessin (photogram)
Image size: 53.5×42.2cm
Sheet size: 53.5×42.2cm
Signed by Mrs. Q Ei on the back.

"Fish"
Year unknown
Photo-dessin (photogram)
Image size: 45.4×56.0cm
Sheet size: 45.4×56.0cm
Signed by Mrs. Q Ei on the back.

"Little bird"
1951
Photo-dessin (photogram)
Image size: 55.0×45.0cm
Sheet size: 55.0×45.0cm
※Noted "Q Ei Exhibition (Odakyu Grand Galley) 1979" on the rear side of the frame

"Archetype of sea"
1958
Oil on board
Image size: 91.0×160.0cm
Irregular 100 size
Signed and dated on the back
※Raisonne No.441

"Red and Yellow"
1957
Spattering on board
45.5×38.0cm(F8)
※Raisonne No.353

"Young leaf's rhythm"
Photo-dessin
25.5x20.4cm

"Work"
Photo-dessin
21.0x14.2cm

"Work"
1948
Gauche spray on paper
28.1x23.5cm
Signed
(Drawing on the back)

"Work"
Watercolor on paper
Imae size:24.0x14.5cm
Sheet size:31.0x22.5cm
Signed
(Drawing on the back)

"Work"
1948
Gauche spray on paper
28.1x23.5cm
Signed
(Drawing on the back)

"Violin"
Photo-dessin
26.6x21.1cm
Signed on the back

"Living"
1950
Photo-dessin/Gelatin silver print
42.8×53.2cm
SOLD
"Collage"
Collage on paper
Image size: 13.5x20.3cm
Sheet size: 22.5x27.8cm
Signed
SOLD
"Ant's footprints"
1956
Lithograph
Image size: 35.5x22.5cm
Sheet size: 54.0x39.0cm
Ed.22
Stamped

"Work"
1936
Photo-dessin with color
25.2x30.5cm

"Work"
1936 - 39
Photo-dessin (photogram)
30.3x25.2cm
Signed

"Title unknown"
Photo-dessin and spray
23.0x38.3cm
"Work by Q Ei. Miyako" written on the back

"Hand"
1957
Oil sprayed on wooden board
46.4x38.3cm (F8)
Published in Yamada Mitsuharu, Oil Paintings by Q Ei (1977), cat. no. 286; and Miyazaki Prefectural Museum et. al., Celebrating his Centenary: Q Ei, exh. cat. / raisonné for works in oil (2011), cat. 346.
SOLD

"Scenery"
Oil on Board
23.7x33.0cm (F4)
Signed

"A doll and a bottle"
Oil painting
38.0x45.0cm (F8)

"Work B"
1935
Oil on board
29.0x24.0cm (F3)
Published in Yamada Mitsuharu, Oil Paintings by Q Ei (1977), cat. no. 19.

"Communications Museum A"
1941
Oil paint
46.0x61.1cm

"Flowers"
1950
Oil paint
45.5x38.2cm

"Child"
Photo-dessin (photogram)
25.2x18.9cm

"Work"
c. 1954
Photo-dessin (photogram)
20.1x25.3cmm
Signed by Mrs. Q Ei (Miyako Taniguchi)

"Work"
Photo-dessin (photogram)
40.8x31.9cm

"Work"
1950
Photo-dessin (photogram)
30.0x24.7cm
Signed and Dated


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