Spring Call Fish 6F (40.9 x 31.8cm) Made by Masahiko Seno


It depicts a sea fish that heralds the arrival of spring.

The bright red background that fills the screen symbolizes passion and vitality, giving a strong impression of the beginning of a new season. Three fish are arranged neatly on top of it , each showing its own unique expression and pose. The eyes of the fish are drawn large, and the eyes, full of life, capture our gaze. The fine lines drawn on the fish's bodies express the texture and luster of the scales, emphasizing the natural beauty of each fish.

A butterfly symbolizing spring is also depicted at the top of the screen.

Living things that herald the arrival of spring tell us about the changing seasons and the rhythms of nature through their fresh colors and vitality.

The simple yet powerful composition of this work will make the viewer feel the joy and hope of spring.

1901 Born in Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture

Graduated from Kobe High School of Economics ( currently Kobe University Faculty of Economics ) and taught himself how to draw while working at a marine and fire insurance company.

1927: First exhibited at the 1930 Society Exhibition and selected for selection.

1928 Selected for Nikakai

1931 Exhibited at the 1st independent exhibition and won the Mr. O Prize.

1934 Member of the Independent Art Association Advocated Fauvism with Katsuzo Satomi and others, demonstrating a bright and poetic style.

Died in 1990 at the age of 89 .