Champs Elysées 15P (65.2 x 50cm) Written by Yukihiko Hama
This work depicts everyday scenes on the Champs Elysées. The Champs-Elysées is one of the most famous boulevards in Paris, and its beauty and charm inspire many people's dreams.
In this painting, you can feel the bustle and charm that is unique to Paris, but the calm flow of people is impressive. Although the facial expressions of the people are not depicted, the picture conveys a cheerful atmosphere. This atmosphere evokes the peace of everyday life on the Champs-Elysées and the charm of the city. In addition, the towering trees and street lamps are depicted as if calmly watching over the street, giving the painting a sense of warmth and security. This work perfectly combines the colors of the sunset sky with the peaceful atmosphere of the street, celebrating the charming calm and beauty of the Champs-Élysées. This work conveys the dreams and charm of Paris to people who harbor a deep admiration for Paris in their hearts.
1938 Born in Suwa City, Nagano Prefecture
1958: Moves to Tokyo and studies at Tokyo YMCA night school
1960 First exhibited at the Nika Exhibition
1965 “Izanagi/Izanami” was selected for the first time at the Nika Exhibition (selected every year thereafter)
1968 First visit to France
1970 Winner of Nika Exhibition 50th Anniversary Award for “Newspaper Seller in Paris”
1971 “Church Wedding” won special selection at Nika Exhibition
Scouted by Ginza Rose Gallery and becomes exclusive to Rose Gallery.
1972 Won the Nika Exhibition Paris Prize for ``Pedestrian Heaven'' and was given the right to study abroad in Paris for 5 years as a supplementary prize.
1974 “Yukihiko Hama: Poetry and Heart of Paris” exhibition held at Rose Gallery
1975 “Yukihiko Hama: Letters from Paris” exhibition held at Rose Gallery
1976: While studying abroad, won the Salon d'Automne Award in France.
1977 Return to Japan
(Since then, he has traveled to France several dozen times )
1978: Recommended as a member of the Nika Society (subsequently exhibited at the Nika Exhibition without examination, continued to hold solo exhibitions at Ginza Rose Gallery and Shinjuku Isetan Department Store)
1979 “Yukihiko Hama Exhibition: Poems of Venice” exhibition held at Rose Gallery
1983: “Yukihiko Hama New Works Exhibition” held at Rose Gallery
1986 Selected for the France Le Salon Exhibition (Association of French Artists) (formerly Salon de Paris) Featured in the Weekly Post magazine as one of `` 5 young painters who will lead the future of Japanese art''
1988 One Painting 1 Exhibited at the 7th Contemporary Western Painting Elite Selection Exhibition and won the Silver Prize for ``Ginza Canturatan (Quartier Latin)''
1990 Nika Exhibition Nika Society Friends Award
Appointed as Nika Nagano Prefecture branch chief
Solo exhibitions held at Suwa Marumitsu Department Store, Miyako Bijutsu, and other locations
Passed away in Suwa City in 2018 at the age of 80 .
In January 2019, a memorial exhibition was held at Miyako Art in Belvia, Chino Station.