Q Ei
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.


"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.

"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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