Tetsuro KOMAI
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Born 1920 in Tokyo, Japan. Begun to learn a Copperplate printing from Takeo NISHIDA in 1935. He graduated the Tokyo Art School in 1942. After the World War II he exhibited works as a member of the Nihon Hanga Kyokai (Japanese Print Society) and Shunyokai artists’ association and also contributed prints to a variety of exhibitions. In 1951 he received an award in the first São Paulo Biennale for a representative work of his early period, Momentary Illusion, the same exhibition where Saitô Kiyoshi received an award (and had his breakthrough as an artist) with Steady Gaze.

In the following year he was also given an award at the Lugano International Print Biennial. In 1953 he had his first solo exhibition at Shiseido Gallery. From 1954 to 1955 he studied in Paris. The opening exhibition of the Minami Gallery in 1956 was the Tesuro KOMAI Exhibition. From 1972 to 1976, he lectured at the Tokyo University of the Arts. Komai played a significant role in the promotion of Copperplate printing as an art form in the post-war Japan. He died in 1976 at the age of 56.


"Praise to Koshiro Onchi"
1974
Aquatint (Zinc etching)
20.7x10.0cm
Signed

"Storm"
1962
Etching (Zinc)
18.5×18.5cm
Ed.20
Signed
*Raisonne No. 175 (Bijutsu Shuppan-sha)
SOLD

"Gajo"
1959
Etching
10.1x12.2cm
Ed. 180
Signed
*Raisonné No. 351 (Bijutsu Shuppan-sha)

"From Geidai calendar"
1974
Etching
8.8x8.2cm
Ed. 180
Signed

"Nature Morte"
1975
Aquatint, soft-ground etching
18.3x15.0cm
Ed. 75
Signed

"Comic I"
1958
Aquatint (Color)
17.6x10.0cm
Ed. 10
Signed
Raisonné No. 93

"Plain"
1971
Copperplate print
21.7x20.6cm
Ed. 30
Signed
Raisonné No. 286

"Flower"
1965
Copperplate print (Aquatint)
Hand color
12.5x9.3cm
Ed. 100
Signed

"Ace of Club"
1960
Copperplate print (Color)
21.2x15.1cm
Ed. 10
Signed

"Indoor"
1970
Copperplate print
18.0x13.2cm
Ed. 30
Signed
*Raisonné No. 277 (Bijyutsu Shuppan-sha)

"Rock Reef"
1972
Copperplate print
23.5x21.0cm
Ed. 35
Signed
*Raisonné No. 289 (Bijyutsu Shuppan-sha)

"Rabbit in Moon"
1951
Copperplate print
12.2x8.3cm
Ed. 25
*Raisonné No. 31 (Bijyutsu Shuppan-sha)


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