Jiro Yoshihara
Jiro Yoshihara

Yoshihara, Jiro

Jiro Yoshihara was born in Osaka in 1905.

After he had taken his doctor´s degree in economics at the University of Kansai in 1928, he started working in his father´s oil factory.
In the same year, his first exhibition took place in Osaka. After 1934 he took part in the exhibition of the group Nika, initially as a figurative painter (typical are his fish inspired by Chiriko), later as an abstract painter. He received an award at an exhibition of Nika in 1937.

Together with Yoshihiga Saito and Takeo Yamaguchi, he organized the Kyushitsu, an abstract avant-garde group in 1938, which was created within the Nika.
In the following years, he was influenced by surrealism, and subsequently and by the Art of Brut and Dubuffet.

After the war he advocated the promotion of artistic life in Kasai, making use also of his own enormous financial means as an oil industrialist. In 1948 he took part in the founding of the art association of Ashiya, where he became the president shortly after. In 1952 he led the Gendai bjutsu kondam (Talks on Contemporary Art), meeting held by the young artists from Kansai each month, to discuss contemporary art. Several artists united around him from the Gutai group.
In the activities of the group Yoshihara has played an extremely important role as initiator and organizer since he was to be the one who proposed "novelties" like the first open-air exhibition or the "art on the stage"

In addition to a few of his installations or actions of considerable interest, he dedicated himself mainly to painting. His characteristic motif is that of the circle, initially painted with speed and gastric approach.

Jiro Yoshihara

5 ink drawings with 5 Certificates of Registration Japan Art Dealer Association. One drawing ist signed and four drawings are monographed Y.

Size: 20,3 x 16,3 cm, 19,5 x 13,5 cm, 17,5 x 13,2 cm, 20,5 x 14,5 cm, 16,7 x 11 cm

Price: 14.000,-Euro

Indian ink on paper, signed.

With a certificate of Registration by Japan Art Dealers Association.

Size: 39,5 x 39,5 cm

Price: Sold