Olive tree 10F (53 x 45.5cm) Written by Hiroshi Okano


This painting is a very original depiction of an olive tree.

Despite the use of many cool colors such as blue and green, there is no feeling of loneliness at all, and the atmosphere is lively and joyful. The artist uses different painting materials to express the presence and dynamism of wood in a novel way. The bold painting touches will make the viewer feel the vitality and breath of the tree.

The olive tree has been a symbol of peace since ancient times. This work can be said to have a powerful energy that can be felt by people who wish for peace.

Born in Hiroshima Prefecture in 1949

1973 Graduated from Musashino Art University, oil painting department, moved to France

1975 Graduated from the Mural Department at the French National School of Decorative Arts

1985 Foire d'Art Actuel/ Belgium ( '87 )

1986 Jan de Mar Gallery / Belgium

Returning to Japan

Japanese Young Painters Exhibition (Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi / Tokyo '87,'88 )

1987 Solo exhibition (Umeda Gallery / Osaka'90 ,'93,'96,'99,'00,'05,'09,'11,'15 )

1993 Solo exhibition (Umeda Museum of Modern Art / Osaka '96 )

1992 Textbook (school book) Middle school 1st to 3rd year cover (~ '99 )

1997 Yomiuri Shimbun Sunday edition “Pictures are Landscapes” Ministry of Construction road beautification poster

1998 Solo exhibition (Shibuya Museum / Hiroshima)

1993 Yasui Prize Exhibition (Seibu Museum of Art / Tokyo, etc.)

1994 Kanayama Heizo Prize Memorial Art Exhibition (Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art / Hyogo)

2003 Yamaha Co., Ltd. Calendar National Calendar Exhibition Japan Printing Industry Federation Chairman's Award

2005 Shinwa Art Museum / Tokyo

2006 Shogakukan "Book Window" Cover every issue from 2006

2008 Exhibited at Art Fair Tokyo 2008 Tokyo International Forum / Tokyo

2009 Cover of “Kaa-chan” by Kiyoshi Shigematsu (Kodansha)

2011 Solo exhibition (Matsuzakaya Nagoya store / Nagoya '14 )

2012 Exhibited at Art Fair Tokyo 2012 Tokyo International Forum / Tokyo

Calendar adopted by Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.

2013 Solo exhibition (Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store / Tokyo '16 )

2014 Minoru Kamata “The Power of 1%” (Kawade Shobo Shinsha) Cover

2015 “Hiroshi Okano Art Collection” (Kyuryudo) published

2016 Asahi Shimbun Social Affairs Department “I’m sorry, Mom, I can’t do it anymore” (Gentosha cover)

2017 Solo exhibition (Ginza Yasuga Gallery / Tokyo)

Currently independent