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Work code : 8781


「The Blind Masses」

Etching and aquatint
image size: 29.1 x 29.5 cm (11 15/32 x 11 5/8 in)

Sales Price : 800,000 JPY Tax included

1917 Born in Kumamoto
1939 B.F.A. from Tokyo School of Fine Arts
1956 Awarded for “Ghost Brought Back to Life” and “Vice-principal Mr. D” at the 2nd Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan. Awarded for “Elegy for a New Conscript: Sentinel” at the 4th Mostra Internazionale di Bianco e Nero 1956-Lugano.
1960 Awarded for “A Group of the Blind” at the 4th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan.
1962 Received the 2nd Fukushima Award for “Deranged Man”
1964 Visited Europe
1965 Returned from Europe. Became an honorable member of the Florence Art Academy, Prints Division.
1975 Chimei Hamada Copper Print 1938-1975 Exhibition at Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art.
1979 Chimei Hamada Copper Print Exhibition at Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art. All works shown. Albertina National Museum of Art, Vienna, Austria and Graz State Museum of Modern Art, Graz, Austria organized Chimei Hamada Exhibition where self-nominated 100 copper prints were displayed. Traveled to Europe.
1980 The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura organized Chimei Hamada Copper Prints―From Elegy for a New Conscript to Deal.” All copper prints exhibited.
1989 On occasion of the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution, awarded Grade de Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
1993 “Chimei Hamada Exhibition” at the Japan Gallery of the British Museum, London. Self-nominated 100 copper prints and 16 sculptures displayed.
1994 Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art organized “Chimei Hamada Exhibition.” All copper prints and sculptures displayed.
1996 The Asahi Shimbun Co.: the Odakyu Museum of Art to the Museum of Modern Art, Toyama; the Shimonoseki City Art Museum; and the Itami City Museum of Art organized “All About Chimei Hamada.”
2000 “Chimei Hamada: Satire through Sculpture Exhibition” at the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura. All 52 sculptures and 25 prints displayed.
2001 “Chimei Hamada: Exploring Humans through Print and Sculpture” at Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art. Goya & Chimei Hamada exhibition “We Never Forget That” at Komagane Kogen Art Museum.
2006 “Chimei Hamada Exhibition” at Homma Museum of Art, Yamagata.
2007 “Chimei Hamada Exhibition: Infinite Human Love” at Okawa Museum of Art, Gunma.
2008 Became the first Japanese artist whose works were collected at Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Uffizi Gallery organized its first solo exhibition of Japanese artist: Chimei Hamada Exhibition
2009 “Chimei Hamada Exhibition: Absurdity and Humor” at Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art.
2010 “The World of HAMADA Chimei -Elegy and Humor in Prints and Sculpture-“ at The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama in Kanagawa.
2011 “The World of Chimei Hamada: the Landscape of Humans” at Sakima Art Museum, Okinawa.
2012 Exhibited in “TOKYO 1955-1979: New Avant-Garde” of the Museum of Modern Art, New York
2014 Exhibited in “THE DISASTERS OF WAR” of the Louvre-Lens, France.

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