Lot 209
Soichiro Tomioka (Japanese, 1922-1994), Snow Country
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, signed at lower left, framed.

DOA 21.25 x 18.5 in.

The Estate of the late Edward and Violet Kleitz, Cary, North Carolina

Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, California
Acquired from the above in September 1971

Soichiro Tomioka was born in Takada City, Niigata Prefecture. He studied art privately and first began exhibiting his work in 1953. Working predominantly in black and white, he developed his own paint, Tomioka White, to depict the snowy lands of Japan and other locales. Two large paintings of his were featured in The new Japanese painting and sculpture: an exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, 1966.

Stable craquelure; damage to central stretcher.

$1,000 - 3,000