FUKUZAWA Ichiro was born in 1898, stayed in Paris from 1924 to 1931, was influenced by Max Ernst, and informed Japanese artists real surrealism paintings in 1931. He continued to paint many works through Showa era as he often changed his style. The most important affair for him was how to express clearly the theme of works: literary subject, aspects of personal life, social problems, etc., with strong brushwork and unique coloring.
|1898(meiji 31)||0||18 January born in Tomioka, Gunma Pref., Japan, into wealthy family, as first son.|
|1918(Taisho 7)||20||September Enters Tokyo Imperial University. But he goes to class very little times, often goes to Sculpture School presided by ASAKURA Fumio.|
|1924(Taisho 13)||26||April Goes to Paris to study sculpture.|
|1927(Showa 2)||29||Gives up to study sculpture, begins to paint in earnest.|
|1931(Showa 6)||33||January His works are showed in the exhibition”Dokuritsu-Bijutsu-Kyokai-Ten (The Independent art Association), and these give many young artists strong impact and influence.5 June Returns from Paris. After that, he flourshes as a painter, critic, and writer.|
|1939(Showa 14)||41||5 April Withdraws from Dokuritsu-Bijutsu-Kyokai.15 may forms Bijutsu- Bunka-Kyokai(The Art and Culture Association) with young artists.|
|1941(Showa 16)||43||April Apprehended for “Violation of The Maintenance of the Public Order Act”, and detained six months.
after that, restricted avant-garde execution and forced to engage in making War Paintings by authorities.
|1945(Showa 20)||47||March Evacuates his family and himself from Tokyo to Karuizawa, Nagano after the destruction of thecity by air raid.After the War, begins to activity as artist and leader of artists’ association.|
|1949(Showa 24)||51||Withdraws from Bijutsu-Bunka-Kyokai.|
|1952(Showa 27)||54||May Goes to Paris to join The International Cultural Festival as a delegate of Japan.|
|1953(Showa 28)||55||January Goes from France to Brazil, stays there and Mexico until June 1954.|
|1954(Showa 29)||56||June Returns from Mexico.|
|1957(Showa 32)||59||May Exhibites Burialto the 4th Japan- International Art Exhibition, receives The Prize of Japanese art.|
|1965(Showa 40)/font>||67||15 April Goes to Chiago, United States visiting to his son’s family.June Goes to New York and stays three months for making paintings.September Goes to Spain and France.October Returns from France.|
|1976(Showa 51)||76||April One-man exhibition in The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma.|
|1988(Showa 63)||90||April One-man exhibition in The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma and Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo.|
|1992||94||October FUKUZAWA dies.|