The World of Kazuharu Hanada 2 "Dialogue with Nature"
: A painter who always loved the Northern land and sea.


2021.04.17 - 2021.06.27
Karuizawa New Art Museum
Exhibition Room (2nd Floor)
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About the Exhibition

From the exhibition series "Worldwide Artists of Asia with Continuous Evaluation from Today's perspective" that Karuizawa New Art Museum focused on the artists who should be paid attention now from our own point of view, we will continue to introduce the painter, Kazuharu Hanada, who based in Hokkaido and established his on abstract expressions.

In 1946 Kazuharu Hanada (1946-2017) was born in Sapporo city in Hokkaido. In 1965, he entered Tokyo University of the Arts where he studied under Ryohei Koiso (1903-1988). After he completed the graduate school of Tokyo University of the Arts in 1971, he returned to Sapporo in 1974 and then continued his art works in Hokkaido until his death in 2017.
After going back home, Hanada who had tried geometric paintings since he was in school, worked on paintings with bright surfaces composed of squares. After a while, he created an expression in which nature in Hokkaido and his daily life are picked up as theme and their essence was abstracted into simple forms.
In his later years, Hanada changed his way of representation reminiscent of stories filled with humors and lyricism.
As a sequel to the exhibition, "The World of Kazuharu Hanada"(held during 2020.11.14-2021.3.28)undisclosed works that wew impossible to be shown in the previous exhibition will be presented with a deeper study of creativity in Hanada's works.

How was he working on the real landscape before his eyes? the intention of his creation, the way of thinking, the process, the various motifs that he was interested in, all of those will be on display with his drawings and pictures in this exhibition.
We hope you will take this opportunity to enjoy it.

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In Cherry Blossom Season, 2008, Oil on canvas, 45.5 × 65.2 cm


ear  Age  Description

1946  Born as the second son, the youngest child among 7 siblings of his father Goro Hanada and his mother Yoshi in Sapporo city, Hokkaido.
1965 19 Enrolls in the Department of Oil painting at Tokyo University of the Arts. Studies under Ryohei Koiso.
1969 23 Graduates from the Department of Oil painting at Tokyo University of the Arts. Enters in Oil Painting course of Graduate School of Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts.
1972 26   Visits Europe for three months. Travels southward from Nordic countries to Napoli in Italy.
1974 28  Returns to Sapporo.
1975 29  Works as an adjunct lecturer at Hokkaido Women’s Junior College until March 1983.
1976 30  Works as a teacher at Hokkaido Academy of Formative Arts. Becomes a chief instructor in 1987 and retires in 1996.
1978 32 Stays in the United States for one month to broaden his knowledge in art.
1979 33  Works as an adjunct lecturer at Fuji Women's Junior College until 1992.
1982 36  “The 9th Association of Ecole Abstract’s Artists in Hokkaido” (Sapporo Tokei-dai Gallery Exhibits To Forest. Becomes a member of its group.
1991 45  Works as an adjunct lecturer at Sapporo Ootani Junior College until 2008.
2006 60 “Art in Hokkaido-Those 100 pieces” (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art)
2011 65   “Exhibition “A★MUSE★LAND★TOMORROW 2012 in MIGISHI MUSEUM- Marl the Ghost and the Wonders of Paintings” (Migishi Kotaro Museum of Art, Hokkaido)
2012 66  “Solo Exhibition “A★MUSE★LAND★TOMORROW 2012 in MIGISHI MUSEUM- Marl the Ghost and the Wonders of Paintings” (Migishi Kotaro Museum of Art, Hokkaido)
2014 68 Receives the Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon.
2017 71   Passes away.


Sea and Rock, 1999, Oil on canvas, 162.1× 97.0 cm

Eimi's FANTASY, 2005, Oil on canvas, 112.1 × 162.1 cm




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