Triangle (6) 35 x 50cm Lithograph by Masasuke Osawa 10/35


In this lithograph work, large triangles placed on a blue screen dominate the entire work, and their powerful shapes catch the eye.

The powerful black lines that draw the triangle turn into soft lines inside, forming different shapes, which is very unique.

This is a piece that feels simple yet sophisticated.

Born on September 24, 1903 in Mita Tsunamachi, Tokyo, as the second son of three brothers, Sannosuke Osawa and Miyoko (Sannosuke studied under the architect Kingo Tatsuno, and later became the head of the second department (architecture department) of the Tokyo School of Fine Arts School of Design. (Shosuke's older and younger brothers were architects, and Sannosuke's younger sister married Ichitaro, Yukichi Fukuzawa's eldest son.)

In April 1923, he enrolled in the Department of Western Painting at Tokyo School of Fine Arts (currently Tokyo University of the Arts) (studyed drawing with Kotaro Nagahara and Mango Kobayashi, and entered Takeji Fujishima's class in his third year).
There were Genichiro Inokuma, Nagao Yamaguchi, Takanori Ogisu, Kenzo Okada, Noriyuki Ushijima, and Ryohei Koiso in the first grade, and Junji Yoshii and Kusei were in the lower grade.

1928 Graduated from the Department of Western Painting at Tokyo Fine Arts School

1932 Builds a studio at 2-666 Okusawacho, Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, and moves there
Married pianist Kimiko Kitamura, a first-year student at the National Music School (Kimiko's father, Kimiko Kitamura, was the composer of the Nagano prefectural song "Shinano no Kuni").

1933: Sosuke Osawa oil painting solo exhibition (Nichido Gallery) held

1939 From this year, children's pictures are published in the children's magazine "Kodomonokuni"

1942 Nika Prize awarded

1943 Recommended as a member of the Nika Society

Around April 1945, he was forcibly evacuated and moved to Fukuzawa.In August, his father Sannosuke passed away and he participated in the rebuilding of Nika-kai as a member.

1946 Participated in the founding of the Japan Children's Painting Society by Takeo Takei, Shigeru Hatsuyama, and others

1954 Became professor at Tama Art University (until 1969)

1961 First postwar solo exhibition at Kabutoya Gallery

1965 Received the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art Award at the 4th International Figural Exhibition Created a mosaic mural at the main entrance of Tama Art University Exhibited at the 8th Sao Paulo Biennale Exhibition

1973 Exhibition of Masasuke Osawa, Masamasa Murai, and Nagao Yamaguchi (Yumedo Gallery)

1975 Saburo Aso, Shosuke Osawa, Yoshitatsu Yanagihara, Nagao Yamaguchi Exhibition (Gallery Saison)

1978: Exhibition of Masasuke Osawa, Fumiko Hori, and Kakuzo Tatebatake (Kanagawa Kenmin Gallery)

1981 Osawa Shosuke's World Exhibition (Ikeda 20th Century Museum of Art) held

1982 Retired from Nikakai.

1984 Masasuke Osawa solo exhibition (Ginza Art Center Hall), “Metaphor (Red)” “Metaphor (Blue)”

August 1991: Osawa Shosuke Exhibition (Ginza, Wako Hall)
In September, the "Transformation and Transfiguration" exhibition by Masasuke Osawa (Nerima Museum of Art) was held. Marble wall design in the lobby of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in front of the main conference hall of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly.

1995: Received the 4th Takashi Nakamura Award.

Passed away at home due to acute myocardial infarction at 9:00 a.m. on May 15, 1997 at the age of 93.
September: Memorial exhibition of Shosuke Osawa (Nerima Art Museum)