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Masanari Murai : ‘Lithographs’

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‘Three Faces’
lithograph on paper
65.7 x 50.5 cm
1958
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‘Mother and Child’
lithograph on paper
51 x 38 cm
1956
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‘Singing’
lithograph on paper
64 x 45.7 cm
1956
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‘Collection of Japanese Lithographs’
lithograph on paper
45 x 64 cm
1954/56
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‘Girl’
lithograph on paper
63.5 x 45.2 cm
1957
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‘Man’
lithograph on paper
54 x 39 cm
1956
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Masanari Murai graduated from university in 1928 and almost immediately left for France with the intention of further developing his skills as a landscape painter. In Paris, the impact of direct contact with abstract art was such that Murai began to simplify his landscapes, exploring his own approach to abstract painting. After returning to Japan in 1932, Murai became one of Japan’s pioneers in the area of abstract art; he was a leader in its promotion, exhibition and education. It was Murai’s dying wish that the bulk of his works be entrusted to the Setagaya Art Museum, although some donations were also made to The Museums of Modern Art in Tokyo and Kyoto. [Ext : Masanari Murai Memorial Museum of Art]

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