Jiro YOSHIHARA
Born 1905 in Osaka. Graduated from Kwansei Gakuin Commercial College, and also held first solo exhibition at Asahi Hall in Osaka in 1928. Helped form Ninth Room Association in 1938. Became a member of Nika-kai in 1941. Helped form the Ashiya City Art Association in 1948 and became one of its leaders. Helped form the Contemporary Art Panel in 1952 and became one of its executive members.

With young generation avant-garde artists' trust in his hand, formed Gutai in 1954 and became its leader. Opened "Gutaipinakoteka", the base gallery of Gutai in Nakanoshima, Osaka in 1962 and held solo exhibitions of Gutai members. Sudden death in 1972 lead to the dissolution of Gutai.


"Circle"
1971
Silk screen
22.1x27.4cm
Signed

"White Circle on Black"
1967
Copperplate
Image size: 25.7x18.0cm
Sheet size: 39.1x28.8cm
Ed. XXV
pencil signed

"Blue Circle on Red"
1971
Silk screen
Image size: 50.0x58.3cm
Frame size: 71.0x79.2cm
A.P.
Pencil signed

"White circle on black background"
1969
Silkscreen
61.5x49.7cm
Ed. 100
Signed

"White circle on black"
1970
Silkscreen
46.5x52.0cm
Ed. 100
Signed


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