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Eizo Kato
Eizo Kato

(Eizo Kato)

He was born in Mitono-cho in Gifu City, the 3rd son of Umetaro and his wife Tame.
1923 (age 17)
He graduated from Gifu Commercial and Business High School
1926 (age 20)
He entered the department of Japanese-style painting at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts.
1929 (age 23)
“Small Scenes of a Summer Day” received a prize for the first time at the 10th Imperial Art Exhibition (Teiten, a former name of Nitten).
1931 (age 25)
He graduated from the department of Japanese-style painting at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts.
1936 (age 30)
His painting “Hidden Sun” received the first Minister of Education Award at the New Bunten Exhibition (Shin Bunten, another former name of Nitten).
1939 (age 33)
His work “Moonlit night" won a special commendation at the 3rd Shin Bunten.
1945 (age 39)
A large number of his woks in Gifu were burned during the war.
1948 (age 42)
He helped establish an artwork organization called “Sozo-bijutsu” and entered his piece “Daytime Moonlight” in the first exhibition.
1950 (age 44)
He withdrew from "Sozo-bijutsu" with Meiji Hashimoto and others.
1951 (age 45)
He returned to the Japan Fine Arts Exhibition (Nitten).
1952 (age 46)
He was appointed as a judge for the first time in the 8th Nitten and held the position from then on.
1956 (age 50)
He entered his painting “Fishing with Fire” at the 12th Nitten.
Since that year, he conducted full-fledged coverage of cormorant fishing on the Nagara River and painted numerous pieces.
1958 (age 52)
Nitten Foundation was established and he became a councilor.
1959 (age 53)
He won the Japan Art Academy Prize for his piece “Flying” exhibited at the first New Nitten Exhibition (Shin Nitten).
1965 (age 59)
He entered his work “Thunder God” at the 8th Shin Nitten.
1969 (age 63)
He was appointed as a director of the Nitten Foundation.
1972 (age 66)
He opened the “Japanese festivals” exhibition in Tokyo and exhibited drawings such as “Takayama Festival.”
He passed away on May 24.
His piece for the 3rd reorganized Nitten “Wandering Light” became his last work.
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