Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art Grand Prix

Sadamasa Motonaga

Mr. Sadamasa Motonaga was born in Ueno City, Mie Prefecture (now Iga City) in 1922. Initially, he had ambitions of becoming a manga artist, but later moved in the direction of Western art. In 1955 he began to participate in the Gutai Group, an avant-garde art group, and enjoyed success as a standard-bearer for the avant-garde in the post-WWII art world of Japan, establishing a fluid style using fresh colors. Following this, he developed his own unique style of abstract art, and has continued to think outside the box and has independently put out innovative art works incorporating a diverse range of artistic techniques and means of expression, enjoying success today as a foremost representative of the Japanese modern art world.

This exhibition displays approximately 60 works, centering on award-winning works, and provides an introduction to the paintings of Mr. Sadamasa Motonaga.

Exhibition Details

From January 10th (Sat.) to February 22nd (Sun.), 2009
(closed Mondays except January 12nd)
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art
1-26-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8338
Sompo Japan Headquarters build. 42nd floor
Open Hours
10:00-18:00 (Admittance by 17:30)
Adults: 500yen (400yen)
University & High School Students: 300yen (200yen)
Children of Junior High School or under: Free
( ) indicated discount rates for groups of 20 and more
Organized by
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art
Supported by
Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.
Cooperation with
The Yomiuri Shimbun