The cat is one of the motifs that Genichiro Inokuma liked to draw.
The Inokuma family, who both loved cats, used to have a dozen cats at a time.
For this book, the collection of works by Marugame Genichiro Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art was re-examined with the keyword “cat”, and as a result, more than 700 cat paintings were found.
◎ Total number of cats, 690!
◎ Special contribution by Shuntaro Tanikawa is included!
- Release Date:
- June, 2015
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Born in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture in 1902.
He studied under Takeji Fujishima at the Tokyo Academy of Fine Arts. In the 15th year of the Taisho era, he was selected for the first time at the Imperial Exhibition, and since then he has been selected for the 10th and 14th times.
In 1945, during the period of turmoil in the art world of the reorganization of the Imperial Exhibition, he established a new production group association (currently the new production association) with Ryohei Koiso, Masayoshi Ise, Kazu Wakita and others.
He then studied abroad in France and studied under Henri Matisse. In 26 years after the war, he painted a large mural on the concourse at Ueno Station, and has been involved in many architectural works since then. He used New York as a place of production from 1955 to 1950, and continued to create energetically even after returning to Japan.