Genichiro Inokuma—My Resume Part 1: It Takes Courage to Paint


Date: Wed. 6 April 2016 - Thu. 30 June 2016
Hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (Admission until 30 minutes before closing time) Open Everyday

Organized by Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, The MIMOCA Foundation

Admission: Adults ¥950, Students (college, university) ¥650, Children (0 year to highschool) free
*Ticket valid for admission to Permanent Collection.

In January 1979, Genichiro Inokuma (1902-93) looked back on his life in the Nihon Keizai Shimbun’s popular column, “My Resume” (Watashi no Rirekisho). In a light-hearted vein, he wrote of how he was raised in pastoral surroundings in Kagawa, Shikoku—a child with a love of drawing pictures, then went out into the wide world and forged a career as a painter through hard work while befriending people of all backgrounds. Drawing from Inokuma’s recollections, this two-part exhibition will survey his life and work through artworks and materials related to episodes in his artistic career. Part I of the exhibition will trace his development from childhood and middle school to his art college years and studies in Paris in his late thirties.

1. Genichiro Inokuma, Title Unknown, 1919
2. Genichiro Inokuma, Study "Periods of Tokyo School of Fine Arts", around 1925
3. Genichiro Inokuma, Studio, 1932
4. Genichiro Inokuma, Cherries, 1939
5. Genichiro Inokuma, Fish and Woman, 1939
6. Genichiro Inokuma, Mademoiselle M, 1940

all images ©The MIMOCA Foundation

Genichiro Inokuma at his studio

Genichiro Inokuma

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