Japanese modernist painting
Jun Dobashi (Japan 1910-1975) was born in Tokyo in 1910. Dobashi studied at the art academy in Tokyo in the early 1930s. Dobashi moved to Paris in 1938 to continue his studies. He returned to Japan in 1939, but returned to Paris where he lived from 1953 to 1969. Splitting time between Paris and Tokyo gained Dobashi the reputation of a Franco-Japanese artist, and, from his time in Paris, one can see the influences of European Art Informel in some of Dobashi’s paintings and prints. Dobashi was a member of the influential Shinjuki group in Japan, and begin showing his works in France in the 1950s. Dobashi showed his works in prestigious galleries, including the Redfern Gallery in London, Dalzell Hatfield Galleries, Los Angeles, and the avant-garde salons of Paris including Galerie Fricker, Salon du Mai, Salon des Comparaisons, and the Galerie Charpentier who included Dobashi’s work in their École de Paris exhibition in 1960 and their critically acclaimed show ‘Luminosite’. Dobashi was awarded the Prix du Dôme séléctionné in Paris in 1956. In his lifetime Dobashi established an international reputation exhibiting in numerous group shows in Europe, Asia and the United States.
This work is an oil on canvas depicting an abstracted view of a village in France.
Titled – ‘Village du moyen age #165’
Oil on canvas
Dalzell Hatfield Galleries label verso.
Measures 28.25″ x 36″ sight size, and 33″ x 40″ x 3″ overall including framing.