Makoto Fujimura, The Golden Sea, 64 × 80, mineral pigments and gold on Kumohada paper, 2011.
Tuesday, January 15
6PM Friday, March 8, 2013
Makoto Fujimura: The Four Holy Gospels and the Golden Sea
Location is wheelchair accessible
Born in the US and trained in Japan, Makoto Fujimura is renowned for his fusion of traditional Japanese painting (Nihonga) with Western painting traditions. His luminous abstractions in metallic pigment evoke the physical and spiritual aspects of nature, grounded in the artist’s deep Christian faith. He is founder of the International Arts Movement, and exhibits, publishes, and lectures widely. Fujimura studied Nihonga at Tokyo University of the Arts, and was the first non-native to participate in the Japanese Painting Doctorate Program, which dates back to the 15th century. His work can be seen at the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, the Saint Louis Museum, and the Cincinnati Museum. He served on the National Council on the Arts as a Presidential appointee from 2003-2009. He is represented by Dillon Gallery in New York and Tokyo.
T-F: 3-6 PM
Weeknds: 12-4 PM
or by appointment.
Free guided tours available upon request
Closed Feb. 28.
WEATHER NOTE: closed Feb. 9 and 10.