Exhibition to Commemorate the 120th Anniversary of Eitaro Ishigaki’s Birth

The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama

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Exhibition of works by Eitaro Ishigaki (1893-1958). Ishigaki quit school at the age of 15 to seek a new life and income in America, later entering the prestigious The Art Students League of New York. Ishigaki was all too aware of the social and political change that was sweeping the world. Ishigaki’s works have therefore addressed a variety of subjects throughout his career. Inspired by the Russian Revolution, he started painting socialist propaganda-like landscapes during the 1920s. During the 1930’s he focusses on the symptoms of the Great Depression: unemployment and discrimination, and following the devastating wars with China and the Allies during WWII was keen to convey a message for peace and pacifism. Works by sculptor Gertrude Boyle(1878-1937, who was heavily influenced by Ishigaki, will also be on display.

[Talk: “Crossing the Sea from Taiji: a History of Immigration in Nanki]
10/14 (Mon- public holiday) 14:00
The hall, 2F
Admission free, 120 participants.
*Please refer to the website for details of other events.

[Image: Eitaro Ishigaki “Boxing” (1925) oil on canvas, The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama]

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from September 03, 2013 at 9:30 to October 20, 2013 at 17:00

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Eitaro Ishigaki

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