Utrillo Stairs 8F (45.5 x 38cm) Made by Yukihiko Hama


This oil painting is a unique perspective on an urban landscape.

Utrillo was a French painter of the early 20th century, known for his distinctive style of painting the streets and buildings of Paris. The artist seems to have respectfully reinterpreted Utrillo's influence in this painting.

The work depicts a staircase with a complex structure and a group of buildings adjacent to it. The staircase is located in the center of the painting, and the surrounding buildings and greenery emphasize its historic presence. The overall tone of the painting is composed of subdued colors, reminiscent of a calm spring day.

The delicate brushstrokes of the oil paints reveal the care that was taken into each of the building's windows. At the same time, the artist's brushwork vividly captures the texture of the building walls and the atmosphere of the city, conveying a sense of time and place to the viewer.

With this work, the artist expresses the charm and tranquility of the cityscape, offering visual poetry to the viewer. Through this work, you will be able to feel the beauty of a corner of Paris.

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 without examination at the Nika Exhibition, 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 Canturatin (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.