KANAZAKI Hideri (1942-). Western-style painter. Born in Hokkaido. Currently resides in Kanagawa Prefecture. In 1966 he presented 33 oil paintings at Tokyo Umeda Gallery. In 1967 he presented 20 oil and watercolor paintings at Barrera Gallery in Valencia, Spain. In 1969 he studied design at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos in Valencia, Spain. He held an exhibition of works from his stay in Europe at the Isetan store in Shinjuku. In 1971 he travelled to Mexico for research. Since then he has travelled to other countries for research many times, including southeast Asia (1974), New Zealand and Fiji (1983), Spain (1986), Egypt (1987), China (1989), Jordan (1990), Nepal and Everest (1996), Karakorum (1999), and Mongolia (2001). Since 1969 he has continued to hold personal exhibitions at Isetan store every year for 43 years. He uses a broad range of motifs for his paintings, from the towns and people living in the various places in the world where he has travelled, to scenes of vast nature that seem to reject humans. In 1989 “Kanazaki Hideri Gashu I” was published (Rikuyosha), and in 1999 “Kanazaki Hideri Gashu II – Seimei no Fuhyo” was published (Kaikousha).
Explanation of work: “Kasumizakara to Fujisan,” No. M100close
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