KUROSAWA Ryu (1928-) Western-style painter. Born in Tokyo and currently resides in Setagaya Ward. Born Kurosawa Tadaji. After graduating from Tokyo Electronic Industrial School, he entered division 2 of Tokyo Metropolitan College of Technology and at the same time started working for an electric company. After retiring, he learned Western-style painting from Sato Kei in 1956. In 1958 he was selected for Souzouten. After being affiliated with that and other associations, he served as a committee member, a member of the judging committee (1962), and head of the youth division. In 1964 he took charge of Kurosawa Ryu art lessons. In 1965 he became a member of Nihon Bijutsu-kai. In 1970 he was invited by Takashimaya to take part in a 4-person exhibition. Held a personal exhibition at Stockholm Baumans Gallery in 1971. In 1972, created a path mural for the Setagaya Art Museum and created and became the representative of a Setagaya mural association. In 1992, opened a graphic art museum in Nasushiobara. In 2001, held 47 personal exhibitions at Four Seasons Gallery in Nasushiobara. Currently has permanent installations in Shiobara Family Ranch and GA Museum. When he was young he created works with motifs of seashells, when he was middle aged he created paintings of the fortresses of Europe, and since then he has been painting scenes of nature. He also creates abstract paintings using computer graphics. His works are held in collections at the Setagaya Art Museum, the Cattle Museum (Iwate), and other public facilities. He has a collection of illustrated essays “Did Christ have black hair?” (in the collection of the National Museum of Modern Art) and portfolios.
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