YUKI OGURA

Many of Yuki Ogura's works are portraits and still lifes that are based on familiar objects. The clear colors, bold line drawings, and the clear shapes that emerge from them clearly show modern expressions supported by a rich sense of everyday life while emphasizing the oriental spirituality. Yuki Ogura's works are full of various charms, such as high-quality figure paintings backed by a keen observation eye, still life paintings that make you feel a profound spirituality, and pictures of Bodhisattva statues that gently speak to the viewer.

Yuki Ogura was born on March 1, 1895 in Otsu Town, Shiga County, Shiga Prefecture (currently Otsu City). Graduated from Shiga Prefectural Otsu High School in 1913, and graduated from Nara Women's High School in 1917. After that, while teaching, she studied under Yukihiko Yasuda. 

In 1926, she was selected for the first time at the Revival Japanese Art Institute Exhibition.
In 1932, she was the first woman to be recommended as a Dojin of the Nihon Bijutsuin.

In 1976, she became a member of the Nihon Bijutsuin.

Received the Order of Culture in 1980. She also served as the president of the Nihon Bijutsuin.

She continued her vigorous production activities until she died on July 23, 2000 at the age of 105.

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