ARTCOURT Gallery

Artists

Ryuji Tanaka

Biography

1927
Born in Higashi Futami, Futami-cho, Kako-gun, Hyogo Prefecture (now part of Akashi City). His given name was Susumu.
1948
Establishes Pan-real with Takashi Yamazaki, Makoto Mikami, Masakichi Aoyama, Kazuo Yagi, Osamu Suzuki, Shingo Hoshino, Shigeya Fudo.
Graduates from Kyoto Municipal School of Painting. (now Kyoto City University of Arts) and majors in nihon-ga.
1949
The Pan-real group forms Pan-real Bijutsu Kyokai (Pan-real Art Association).
Becomes a member of Hyogo Prefecture Nihon-ga Paintersʼ Association.
1951
Leaves Pan-real Art Association.
1962
Becomes a member of the Shin-Bijutsu Kyokai (New Art Association)
1965
Around this time, becomes a member of the Ashiya City Art Association.
Becomes a member of the Gutai Art Association (until 1967)
2014
Dies at the age of 87

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Ryuji Tanaka, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Hong Kong
2018
Ryuji Tanaka, Axel Vervoordt Gallery Antwerp, Wijnegem
2017
Ryuji Tanaka, Simon Lee Gallery, London/ New York
2016
Ryuji Tanaka, ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka
Ryuji Tanaka, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp/ Hong Kong
2002
2002 Painting/ Passion and Sharpness, Ryuji Tanaka Exhibition, JR Osaka Service Gallery
2001
Ryuji Tanaka Exhibition Two Expressions, Sunpal 5F Kobe Citizens Gallery, Hyogo
1991
Ryuji Tanaka Exhibition, Hyogo Prefectural Citizens Hall 1F Special Gallery
1987
TANAKA RYU peinture—suibokuga, ESPACE JAPON, Paris, France
Ryuji—8 months in Paris Exhibition, Gallery Avenue Kobe, Hyogo
1985
Drawing Exhibition, Hyogo Prefectural Citizens Hall 2F Medium Hall
1982
Small Work Exhibition, Space Adesso, Hyogo
Impression of Europe Exhibition, Kaneko Pearl, Hyogo
1979
Lithograph Exhibition—Impression of Mongolia, Gallery Ashiya Mate, Hyogo
1977
Ryuji Tanaka Solo Exhibition, Miyako Gallery, Osaka
1971
Ryuji Tanaka Small Works Exhibition, Ikuta Shrine Hall Gallery, Hyogo
1967
Impression of Europe, Ryuji Tanaka Nihon-ga Exhibition, SOGO Department Store Kobe Annex 8F Gallery, Hyogo
1966
Commemorative of the Visiting Europe Exhibition, Kobe International House 5F, Hyogo
1965 
Ryuji Tanaka Solo Exhibition, Kobe International House 5F, Hyogo
1963
Ryuji Tanaka Solo Exhibition, Takekawa Art Gallery, Tokyo
1960
Ryuji Tanaka Solo Exhibition, Kobe Hankyu Department Store Gallery, Hyogo

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015
Hariu Ichiro and Post-War Art, The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai
2012
GUTAI: The Sprit of an Era, The National Art Center, Tokyo
1994
Hyogo Prefecture Nihon-ga Exhibition, PICA, Perth, Australia
1993
1st Akashi Contemporary Artists Exhibition, Akashi City Museum of Culture, Hyogo (Continues to participate in the exhibition until 2014, exact venue is dependent on the year)
Gutai III: 1965‒1972, Ashiya City Museum of Art & History, Hyogo
1992
Artists of the Gutai Art Association, The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai
1990
Nihon-ga in Kobe after World War Two—PART I—, Kobe City Hall Citizen Gallery, Hyogo
1985
Hyogo Prefecture Contemporary Art Exhibition “Music”, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art
1981
Portopia ʼ81: Hyogo Contemporary Art Exhibition The Sea, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art
1979
Jiro Yoshihara and Todayʼs Aspects of the Gutai, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art
1976
18 Years of Gutai Art, Osaka Prefectural Gallery
1971
1st Hyogo Prefecture Art Festival, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art (Also participates in the exhibition: the 3rd one in 1973, the 5th one in 1975 and the 7th one in 1979)
1967
19th Gutai Art Exhibition, Tokyo Central Museum (Exhibition travels to Gutai Pinacotheca, Osaka)
1965
16th Gutai Art Exhibition, Keio Department Store, Tokyo
15th Gutai Art Exhibition, Gutai Pinacotheca, Osaka
1963
The First Annual Exhibition of the Sumi-e Society of America, The Nippon Club, New York
1951
Hyogo Prefecture Nihon-ga Paintersʼ Association Exhibition (Continues to participate in the exhibition until 2003, exact venue is dependent on the year)
1949
1st Pan-real Exhibition (Continues to participate in the exhibition until 5th one in 1950, exact venue is dependent on the year)

Selected Invitational Exhibitions

1969
16th Akashi City Exhibition (Continues to participate in the exhibition until 1992, exact venue is dependent on the year)
1963
7th Japan International Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
1962
5th Contemporary Japanese Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Also participates in the 6th exhibition in 1964)
15th Ashiya City Exhibition (Continues to participate in the exhibition until 2004, exact venue is dependent on the year)
1956
3rd New Art Association Exhibition (Also participates in the exhibition from the 7th one in 1960 to the 14th one in 1967, exact venue is dependent on the year)

Selected Public Collections

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art/ The Miyagi Museum of Art/ Ashiya City Museum of Art & History, Hyogo/ Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka/ Art Institute of Chicago/ Tate Modern, London/ The Rachofsky Collection, Dallas

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