Collection
Collection

关于收藏作品

The museum’s collection has been built based on the principle of focusing on art closely tied to the local region and culture, as well as collecting works of art which can cultivate abundant sensitivity and contribute to future creative activities.

Chagall: The backdrops for the ballet Aleko

Marc Chagall (1887-1985) is one of the 20th century’s most well-known painters. In 1942, he created backdrops for the ballet Aleko in the United States, the country he fled to in order to escape the Nazi regime. The Aomori Art Museum possesses three of the four backdrops created for the ballet in its collection. Each backdrop is approximately 9 meters tall and 15 meters wide. Chagall’s passion for color bursts from the huge canvases.

1

主要收藏作家

Visitors will be able to enjoy the works of highly unique and individualistic artists related to Aomori prefecture. This includes Shiko MUNAKATA, Jun-ichiro SEKINO, Yoshishige SAITO, Tadahiro ONO, Uichi TAKAYAMA, Kojin KUDO, Tetsumi KUDO, Shuji TERAYAMA, Tohl NARITA, Yoshitomo NARA, and many others. There are also works by renowned national artists Shusaku Arakawa, Toshimitsu Imai as well as artists from abroad like Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse, Rembrandt van Rijn, Odilon Redon, and Pablo Picasso.

Gosei ABE

Gosei ABE

Gosei ABE was born in 1910 in Namioka Village (now part of Aomori City). In 1923, he entered Aomori Middle School, where the famous writer Osamu Dazai was his classmate.…

Tadahiro ONO

Tadahiro ONO

Tadahiro ONO was born in 1913 in Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture. His fourteen-year-older brother was the archaeological researcher Tadamasa Ono, …

Kojin KUDO

Kojin KUDO

Kojin KUDO was born in 1915 in Momota Village, Nakatsugaru District (now Hirosaki City), in Aomori Prefecture. His boyhood was spent immersed in literature and …

Tetsumi KUDO

Tetsumi KUDO

Tetsumi KUDO was born in 1935 in Osaka as the firstborn son of Masayoshi KUDO, a painter originally from Goshogawara City. Masayoshi had graduated from the Tokyo School …

Ichiro KOJIMA

Ichiro KOJIMA

Ichiro KOJIMA was born in 1924 in the Omachi (now Honcho) neighborhood of Aomori City as the firstborn son of a toy and photographic supply store owner. …

Junzo KON

Junzo KON

Junzo KON was born in 1893 in Hirosaki City to a family that had served for generations as doctors to the area’s feudal rulers, the Tsugaru clan. …

Yoshishige SAITO

Yoshishige SAITO

Yoshishige SAITO was born in 1904 in Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture. During his childhood, his family moved to Tochigi and Tokyo accompanying …

Nui SANO

Nui SANO

Nui SANO was born in 1932 in Hirosaki City to a family that owned a confectionery shop. Inside the shop was a tearoom where classical music played, …

Jun-ichiro SEKINO

Jun-ichiro SEKINO

Jun-ichiro SEKINO was born in Aomori City in 1914. He became interested in printmaking while still a student at Aomori Middle School and …

Shuji TERAYAMA

Shuji TERAYAMA

Shuji TERAYAMA was born in 1935 in Hirosaki City. After graduating from Aomori Prefectural Aomori High School, he enrolled in the Department of Japanese Language and …

Hironao TOYOSHIMA

Hironao TOYOSHIMA

Hironao TOYOSHIMA was born in 1933 in the town of Yokohama in Aomori Prefecture’s Kamikita District. His older sister Kazuko Toshima (1929-2011) was a …

Yoshitomo NARA

Yoshitomo NARA

Yoshitomo NARA was born in 1959 in Hirosaki City. He moved to Tokyo after graduating from Aomori Prefectural Hirosaki High School in 1978. In 1981, …

Tohl NARITA

Tohl NARITA

Tohl NARITA was a sculptor and special effects director who designed superheroes, monsters, aliens, and mechanics for the early works in the “Ultra” series …

Shiko MUNAKATA

Shiko MUNAKATA

Shiko MUNAKATA was born in 1903 in Aomori City as the third son of a blacksmith. He was interested in art from an early age and …

Yoshio MURAKAMI

Yoshio MURAKAMI

Yoshio MURAKAMI was born in 1933 in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture. He completed a course of study on the Japanese language in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at …