Seiji Togo Memoriai Sompo Japan Museum of Art Grand Prix “Nobuya Hitsuda ”

Nobuya Hitsuda was born in Tokyo’s Ota Ward in 1941. After he graduated from the Graduate School of Fine Arts at the Tokyo University of the Arts, he worked in the art department of Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), then went on to teach as a faculty member of Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, and later at the Tokyo University of the Arts. He exhibited his artwork in solo and group shows in Japan in abroad, and won the Nagoya City Arts Prize from the govermment of Nagoya City in 1984, and the Yasui Award in 1985. Today, he continues to create and exhibit new work.

Hitsuda takes an everyday scenery such as a field, vacant lot or an open square and reconstructs it using geometric lines, planes, and warm and bright color combinations. Distant and close-up sceneries, and the past and present are compressed together to create a distinctive sense of space.

This exhibition will follow Hitsuda’s career as an artist while showing approximately 45 of his works including his award winning pieces.

Exhibition Details

From January8th (Sat.) to February 13th (Sun.), 2011
(closed Mondays except January 10th)
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: 300 yen (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.


《Uncertain Landscape》1987
《Scene Passed By
(Triangular Vacant Lot) 》1988
《Plan for Vacant Lot》2003
《Angel’s Kick》1967