JACCC / Doizaki Gallery
NIHONGA-IN First Los Angeles Exhibition
July 5 – July 26, 2015
The first Los Angeles group exhibition of member of Nihonga-In (Japanese Painting Academy) in Tokyo will be held at Doizaky Gallery of the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Little Tokyo.
Nihonga is a style of painting created in accordance with traditional Japanese artistic conventions, techniques and materials. The term Nihonga was coined in Japan’s Meiji period to distinguish its style from Western oil paintings.
Even though motifs of 36 artworks are varied, all works in the Doizaki Gallery are used by Nihonga techniques.
Late Nihonga artist Robert Crowder of Beverly Hills had studied under Nihonga master Shunko Mochizuki before WWII. When he passed away in December 2010, he was 99-year-old, and left famous artworks called Crowder Screens. In order to commemorate Mr. Crowder, the Robert Crowder Award was established in 2013 by the Robert Crowder Foundation in Los Angeles and Japan’s Nihonga-In in which Shunko Mochizuki was a founding member.