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Sculpture by Modern Japanese Female Artist Sugano Chii, 1989

Sculpture by Modern Japanese Female Artist Sugano Chii, 1989

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A polished mixed-media sculpture by Sugano Chii enclosed in a wooden box titled Kaetekita Akerakan (Akerakan Returned) featured in the book Sugano Chii (published 1997). It is 21 x 17 x 21 cm (8-1/4 x 7 x 8-1/4 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Sugano Chii was born in Saga Prefecture in 1909, on the Southern Island of Kyushu, and graduated the prefectural Saga Prefectural Ogi Girls School in 1927 before being accepted in the Tokyo Women’s Art School (Mod. Womens Art University) Western Painting Department in 1931. The following year she began working for The Shochiku Movie Studios where she would remain throughout the war years. In 1944 she took a position as art director at the Sansui Schools (mod. Toho Gakuen). In 1949 her work was accepted into the Sculpture Division of the Nika-ten and would first be awarded there in 1955. In 1957 she would be one of 13 people chosen for the Bijutsu Hihyo Art Publication. That same year she held an exhibition in cohorts with photographer Takuya Tsukahara at the swank Ginza: Ichibankan Gallery. In 1969 she becomes a permanent member o the Nikakai. In 1986 "Acceptance III" exhibited at the Spring Nikakai Exhibition is permanently displayed at the National Productivity Bureau NPB Building in Singapore. In 1991 she began production of the “Love and Melancholy” series in the wake of the Gulf War. In 1994 she was awarded for the work “Memories of the Earth” exhibited at the Spring Nikakai.