HIROSHIMA MUSEUM OF ART

KAMOI Rei1928~1985

 KAMOI was brought up in Kanazawa City. Concerned with his birthday, it doesn’t know in 1928 or 1927. He entered the Kanazawa College of Art in 1946, and studied the Western-style painting under MIYAMOTO Saburo. In 1959, KAMOI went to Europe at first, and came back in 1961. In 1969, he received the YASUI Award. KAMOI went to Spain in 1971, and stayed at Valdepenas Town of La Mancha District. He was drawing drunken persons, soldiers who can’ t fight, and inhabitants of the town at there. In 1977, he came back to Japan. KAMOI was a painter of self-portrait, who had stared himself at all times and kept asking the existence. He died in Kobe City.

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Rei KAMOI
《Drunkard in My Village》

1973 oil, canvas 92.0×65.1cm

In 1971 Kamoi went to Spain and found a residence in Valdepeňas, in the La Mancha region. The total of four years he lived there saw the production of a series of outstanding works that focus on unfortunates – the elderly, drunkards, disabled soldiers – as images of humanity.

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Rei KAMOI
《Three Drunkards in My Village》

1973 oil, canvas 30.0×89.0cm

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Rei KAMOI
《Church》

1976 oil, canvas 162.0×130.3cm

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Rei KAMOI
《Wall (Spain)》

1976 oil, canvas 38.0×60.8cm

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Rei KAMOI
《Singing toward the Moon》

1976 oil, canvas 92.0×65.5cm

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Rei KAMOI
《ÉTUDE(B)》

1978 oil, canvas 162.0×97.0cm

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Rei KAMOI
《White Woman》

1980 oil, canvas 79.0×64.0cm

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