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Black Peonies, woodcut by Gyoshu HAYAMIBlack Peonies
Peony, woodcut by Gyoshu HAYAMIPeony
Peony, woodcut by Gyoshu HAYAMIPeony
Cherry Blossom, woodcut by Gyoshu HAYAMICherry Blossom
Plum Blossoms in a Vase, woodcut by Gyoshu HAYAMIPlum Blossoms in a Vase
Pomegranates in a Nabeshima Ware, woodcut by Gyoshu HAYAMIPomegranates in a Nabeshima Ware
Spring Warmth, woodcut by Gyoshu HAYAMISpring Warmth
Ripe Fruit, silkscreen by Gyoshu HAYAMIRipe Fruit
Pomegranates, silkscreen by Gyoshu HAYAMIPomegranates
Pondside Crane, lithograph by Gyoshu HAYAMIPondside Crane
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Biography of Gyoshu HAYAMI

Portrait of Gyoshu HAYAMI1894 - Japanese painter Gyoshu HAYAMI was born in Tokyo. His true given name was Eiichi.
1908 - Entered "Angado-Gajuku", a private painting school presided by Fuko Matsumoto.
1910 - Awarded his first prize at the Tatsumiga-kai Exhibition.
1911 - Won the First Meritorious Award at the Tatsumiga-kai Exhibition. Became acquainted with Shiko Imamura, and entered "Koji-kai", a private painting school.
1913 - Had been under the patronage of Sankei Hara.
1914 - Started using his Gago (pseudonym) "Gyoshu". Became the "Inyu" of the Restored Japan Art Institute. Established "Sekiyo-kai", a study class of Japanese painting with Shiko Imamura, Seiju Omoda and others.
1917 - Exhibited at the 4th Inten Exhibition, and his works were highly praised by Taikan YOKOYAMA, Kanzan Shimomura and others. Became the youngest "Dojin" of the Japan Art Institute.
1925 - Completed "Enbu (Dance of Flames)" (Yamatane Museum collection, object of national cultural significance status).
1929 - Exhibited his work "Autumn Scene of a Famous Camellia Tree" (object of national cultural significance status) at the 16th Inten Exhibition.
1930 - Tripped to European countries and Egypt with Taikan YOKOYAMA as an embassy of the Japanese Art Exhibition held in Rome, Italy.
1935 - Gyoshu HAYAMI passed away at the age of 40.

Gyoshu HAYAMI was born as the son of a pawnbroker in Asakusa, Tokyo. When he was at fourteen years old, he entered the Angado Painting School, where he learned the basics of traditional painting styles. Eventually, he became the pupil of Imamura Shiko, an older student at the school. He absorbed all the techniques of Nan-ga and Yamato-e and developed his own personal style. Afterward, he tried a number of different approaches including detailed realism and a symbolic, decorative style. He boldly continued to experiment with new styles until his early death at age 40.

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