Friends 20P (72.7 x 53cm) Made by Matabei Goto


In the painting, the moon and shooting stars shine in the night sky, and birds are perched freely in cages. The birds are unique creatures with their grey backs, orange bellies, and green backs.

On the right side of the painting, a vase of blooming flowers creates a beautiful balance and contrast with the dull green background.

This work expresses the artist's desire for peace and will leave a deep impression on the viewer through its harmony with the natural world and the contrast between freedom and constraint in life.

Founded in 1925 in Ichinomiya, Aichi Prefecture

1943: Studied at Pacific Art School

1955 First solo exhibition at Yosei-do Gallery (Ginza, Tokyo) , 56, 57

1957 Solo exhibition at Hagurodo Gallery (Ginza, Tokyo) and Kataga Gallery (Ginza, Tokyo)

Solo exhibition at Gambs Gallery, San Francisco

1958 Solo exhibitions at Ichinomiya Chamber of Commerce (Aichi), Petite Galerie NY , Central Gallery NY, Columbia State Museum of Art

Solo exhibitions at Form Gallery (Ginza, Tokyo) and Toyota Building Gallery (Nagoya)

1959 Solo exhibition "Lost Paradise" at Kataga Gallery (Tokyo, Ginza), invited to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts

1960 Solo exhibition at Shinobazu Gallery (Tokyo) , 1961, 1962 , invited work at the University of Mary Washington, and invited work at the American Watercolor Society Exhibition

1962 Invited work at Murray Washington University, invited work at the American Watercolor Society Exhibition, invited work at the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Exhibition, solo exhibition at the Nesler Gallery New York, solo exhibition at the Raymond Barr Gallery Hollywood, exhibited at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, exhibited at the Washington Watercolor Society Exhibition ( received the Rembrandt Special Award), solo exhibition at the Fine Gallery Baseball, solo exhibition at the Silver Gallery Santa Barbara

1963 Solo exhibition at Fuji Gallery (Tokyo), Solo exhibition at Imai Gallery (Kobe) , 65, 67

1964 Solo exhibition at Gallery Nichido (Nagoya) , 66 Solo exhibition at Gallery Hiiragi (Tokyo)

1965: Exhibited at the "Circular Tableau" exhibition at Shinobazu Gallery (Tokyo), the new work exhibition at Tokyo Bunka Gallery (Tokyo), and the "Art Brake" exhibition at Ginza Gallery (Tokyo)

1966 Solo exhibition at Nakamiya Gallery (Osaka)

1967 Solo exhibition at Miyuki Gallery (Tokyo) , 68

1968 Solo exhibition at Yamagata Matsuzakaya (Yamagata)

1969 Solo exhibition at Isetan (Tokyo), solo exhibition at Yamaki Bijutsu (Osaka) , 75, 77, 84

1970 "Exe Homo" Exhibition at Gallery Yamaki (Tokyo)

" M. Goto Copperplate Prints" published by Gallery Dürr

1971 "Etching" Exhibition at Bara Gallery

1972: Bara Gallery "Human Love and Solitude" Exhibition

Bara Gallery "The World of Miniatures" Exhibition

1973: "People, Unforgettable People" Exhibition at Bara Gallery

Bara Gallery "Oil Painting, Watercolor, Watercolor Drawing" Exhibition

1974 "Space" Exhibition at Gallery Nichido (Nagoya) * Exhibited every year until the 10th exhibition in 1983

1975 Goto Matabei 1950-1975 Exhibition Yamaki Gallery ( Osaka )

1976 Solo exhibition at Bara Gallery , 77

"Goto Matabei Copperplate Prints" published by Gallery Nichido (Nagoya)

1978: Exhibition at Bara Gallery "If I Forgot My Daily Bread Today Too"

1979: "Series War" Exhibition at Bara Gallery

1980: "Series of Artists" Exhibition at Bara Gallery

Illustration for the poetry collection "Shigariya no Uchujin" by Teizo Kikuchi

1982: "The World of Goto Matabei" Exhibition at Rose Gallery

1984 Solo exhibition at Yamaki Bijutsu (Osaka)

1985: Exhibition "Ruzan - Encounter with Paper" at Bara Gallery

1990 Memories Gallery (Nagoya) Contemporary Art 5- person Exhibition

1994: New Exhibition at Bara Gallery "Hunter of Aporia"

1996: Bara Gallery / Gallery Lupo "Goto Matabei Hometown" Exhibition

2001: Bara Gallery "Beyond the Century" Exhibition

Died in 2002 at age 77

2003 Yamaki Art (Osaka) Goto Matabei Posthumous Works Exhibition

2008 Nichido Gallery (Nagoya) Exhibition of Posthumous Works by Goto Matabei

2012: Kiyosu City Haruhi Museum (Aichi) Collection Exhibition

2020 Rose Gallery Reiwa Goto Matabei Exhibition

2022 Rose Gallery Goto Matabei Retrospective