Tetsuo Mizu

Biography

The early paintings of Tetsuo Mizu were monotone.From the 1980s to the 1990s, while he was living in Italy, France, and Spain for a long time, he created stained-glass works and installed them at the Church of St.Anna in Lavinio, Rome. And he held a solo exhibition at the Christian Dior Salon and at the Maritime Museum of Chaillyau in Paris during then.In addition, he was invited to competitions in various places in Europe, and has been highly acclaimed for his success in the European art scene.The “Flag Series” paintings which combine the international signal flags used in ships, and make them meaningful, were well-known worldwide and are still very popular today.

The early paintings of Tetsuo Mizu were monotone.From the 1980s to the 1990s, while he was living in Italy, France, and Spain for a long time, he created stained-glass works and installed them at the Church of St.Anna in Lavinio, Rome. And he held a solo exhibition at the Christian Dior Salon and at the Maritime Museum of Chaillyau in Paris during then.In addition, he was invited to competitions in various places in Europe, and has been highly acclaimed for his success in the European art scene.The “Flag Series” paintings which combine the international signal flags used in ships, and make them meaningful, were well-known worldwide and are still very popular today.

History

1944      born in Tokyo, Japan

1967      encountered the works of Modigliani and decided Modigliani as his lifelong master

1971      started drawing and studying at Musashino Art Academy.

1975      accepted for the Exhibition of the Free Art Association and became a member

1983      prized the award of the Free Art Contest

              *started to work and stay in Italy three times in a year since 1983

1986      visited the Picasso’ room in Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland and re-confirmed painting itself

1987      was invited to the First Representational Art Concours in Anzio near Rome

              created stained-glass works and installed them at the Church of St. Anna in Lavinio, Rome

1989      stayed in Palma, Majorca, Spain

1992      started to stay in Paris (till 1996)

1993      created works at the church in Saint-Jean-d’Angély in Paris, France

1995      started to illustrate the cover picture of monthly magazine “SYOSETSU SUBARU” (by Shueisha)

1996      created and installed the front porcelain panel painting at the entrance-hall of Nagano Olympic Ice Rink

1997      started to stay in Beaune, France

2000      started to stay in Istanbul, Turkey

              had more solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Shizuoka, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka,Basel (Switzerland),
              The Hague (Netherlands), Anzio (Italy) and many other places.

1944      born in Tokyo, Japan

1967      encountered the works of Modigliani
              and decided Modigliani as his
              lifelong master

1971      started drawing and studying
              at Musashino Art Academy.

1975      accepted for the Exhibition of the
              Free Art Association and became
              a member

1983      prized the award of the
              Free Art Contest

              *started to work and stay in Italy
              three times in a year since 1983

1986      visited the Picasso’ room
              in Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
              and re-confirmed painting itself

1987      was invited to the First
              Representational Art Concours
              in Anzio near Rome

              created stained-glass works and
              installed them at the Church of
              St. Anna in Lavinio, Rome

1989      stayed in Palma, Majorca, Spain

1992      started to stay in Paris (till 1996)

1993      created works at the church in
              Saint-Jean-d’Angély in Paris, France

1995      started to illustrate the cover picture
              of monthly magazine
              “SYOSETSU SUBARU” (by Shueisha)

1996      created and installed the front
              porcelain panel painting at the
              entrance-hall of Nagano Olympic
              Ice Rink

1997      started to stay in Beaune, France

2000      started to stay in Istanbul, Turkey

              had more solo exhibitions in Tokyo,
              Shizuoka, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima,
              Fukuoka,Basel (Switzerland),
              The Hague (Netherlands),
              Anzio (Italy) and many other places.

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