【Koizumi Kiyoshi―The Life and Works of the artist】
“Western pursuit or Eastern commentary. …Western and Eastern blood are in conflict in my veins.”
Koizumi Kiyoshi was the third son of Lafcadio Hearn. He painted in a distinctive style which showed signs of Fauvism influence. It was marked by his use of vibrant colours and the bold approach of squeezing paint from tubes directly onto the canvas. Kiyoshi secretly struggled with the conflict between his Eastern and Western identities. This exhibition traces the life of the painter through the display of his works held in the museum’s collection, letters to his family and friends, and his beloved painting equipment.
Oct 6. 2023~June 9.2024
Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum Room 3
Admission fee adult 410 yen child 200 yen