Katori MASAHIKO 香取正彦, (1899-1988)

(Japan, Showa era, 1926 – 1989, around 1960)

Doe and Fawn

Bronze 7.48 x 9.84 in. (19 x 25 cm) and 4.72 x 5.91 in. (12 x 15 cm)

Signed 正彦 Masahiko on each


The Artist

Katori MASAHIKO graduated from the Tokyo School of Fine Arts, and worked in Tokyo.  In 1928 (Showa 3), he was selected for the Imperial Art Academy Exhibition (presently Japanese Art Exhibition) for the first time, and afterwards for three consecutive years.  In 1953 (Showa 28), he won the Japan Academy of Art Award at the Japan Art Exhibition.  Based on such numerous awards and achievements, he was honored with the designation of Ningen Kokuho or National Living Treasure in 1977 (Showa 52).  In 1988 (Showa 63) he was elected as a member of the Academy of Fine Arts.