KAZUHARU HANADA KAZUHARU HANADA

KAZUHARU HANADA

KAZUHARU HANADA
KAZUHARU HANADA

Kazuharu Hanada (1946-2017) was one of Hokkaido’s representative abstract painters. Born in Sapporo in 1946, he enrolled in the Department of Oil Painting at Tokyo University of the Arts in 1965. After graduating from graduate school, he returned to Sapporo in 1974, and had since been active as a principal member of the avant-garde movement in Hokkaido. Without joining any public associations, he displayed his work mainly in solo and group exhibitions until his death in 2017. His style was abstraction composed of nearly consistently clear-cut planes of color, reminiscent of the hard-edge paintings of Ellsworth Kelly and others. From the mid-1980s in particular, Hanada developed a unique abstract world that gives feelings of friendliness and humor.

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BIOGRAPHY

1946
Born as the second son, the youngest child among 7 siblings of his father Goro Hanada and his mother Yoshi in Sapporo city, Hokkaido.
1964
Graduates from Sapporo Higashi high school.
1965
Enrolls in the Department of Oil painting at Tokyo University of the Arts.
Studies under Ryohei Koiso.
1969
Graduates from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Oil painting at Tokyo University of the Arts.
Enters in Oil Painting course of Graduate School of Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts.
1970
Solo exhibition (Gallery Tokiwa, Tokyo) Exhibits Work D and other pieces.
Awarded Ohashi Prize (Tokyo University of the Arts).
1971
Completes Master’s degree in Oil Painting course of Graduate School of Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts.
1972
Visits Europe for three months.
Travels southward from Nordic countries to Napoli in Italy.
1974
Returns to Sapporo.
1975
Marries Megumi Yamada.
Works as an adjunct lecturer at Hokkaido Women’s Junior College until March 1983.
Solo exhibition. (Tokei-dai Gallery, Sapporo).
Exhibits Apron with other 25 oil paintings and 7 prints.
“Ohashi Award Exhibition” (Tokyo Central Museum) Exhibits Clip 1.
1976
Works as a teacher at Hokkaido Academy of Formative Arts.
Becomes a chief instructor in 1987 and retires in 1996.
1977
The birth of his eldest daughter, Chiharu.
Solo exhibition (Sapporo Tokei-dai Gallery)
Exhibits Hatchet and Hand Plane with other 6 oil paintings, 4 prints and 2 pieces of sculpture.
1978
Stays in the United States for one month to broaden his knowledge in art.
“ ’78 Hokkaido Contemporary Artists Exhibition” (Sapporo Tokei-dai Gallery)
Exhibits Drawing Board.
Installs the wall relief Seawall in the town mayor’s room of Yubetsu-cho Town Hall (Current Yubetsu-cho General Branch Office).
1979
Works as an adjunct lecturer at Fuji Women's Junior College until 1992.
1981
The birth of his second daughter, Akiko.
“The 4th Hokkaido Contemporary Art Exhibition” (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art) Exhibits CityⅡ and Evening Mist.
1982
“The 9th Association of Ecole Abstract’s Artists in Hokkaido” (Sapporo Tokei-dai Gallery) Exhibits To Forest.
Becomes a member of its group.
1983
“Hokkaido Art-1960-1980 Exhibition” (Royal Alberta Museum in Canada) Exhibits ApronⅡ.
1985
Solo exhibition (Sapporo Tokei-dai Gallery)
Exhibits 10 pieces including Two Earring.
1989
Extends his atelier.
“Sapporo-American Contemporary Art Exchange Exhibition” (Sapporo American Center)
Exhibits Hill and Sea.
1990
Solo exhibition (Gallery TAPIO, Sapporo)
Exhibits 9 pieces including Wave-1, Wave-2, Wave-3, Wave-4, and SKIⅡ.
1991
“The 4th Sapporo Clock Tower Culture Hall Art Award Exhibition”(Sapporo Tokei-dai Gallery)
Works as an adjunct lecturer at Sapporo Ootani Junior College until 2008.
Solo exhibition (Gallery Ai, Sapporo)
Exhibits On the Subway, Chiko with other 9 oil paintings and 4 pieces of water-color.
Installs Flower and Star on the wall of Gallery Building in A.I.M. Co., Ltd. (Kita Hiroshima, Hokkaido).
1992
Solo exhibition (Sapporo Toke-dai Gallery)
Exhibits 10 pieces including The Sand and Waves (Seaside Song), Wide Plain and Spring.
1993
“S’s Collection Exhibition” (TEMPORARY SPACE, Sapporo)
Exhibits Apron.
1994
Installs Porcelain Panel Paintings Flowers and Birds of Sun-Sun Road in the passage of Kushiro Station (commonly known as "Sun Sun Road").
 “The 5th Ten-Person Space Exhibition” (Daimaru Fujii Central Skyhall, Sapporo)
ExhibitsThe Earth and Waves in Spring.
“Northern tide: avant-garde art from Hokkaido Exhibition” (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo)
Exhibits Sky and an Axe and Moonlight Night.
1995
“The 6th Exhibition: Ten-Person Space” (Daimaru Fujii Central Skyhall, Sapporo)
Exhibits Carp Streamers.
1997
Solo exhibition ( Salon Gallery de l’Art, Sapporo)
Exhibits 24 pieces including Sky, On the Side of a Road and Winter Road.
1998
“ ’98 Sapporo Art Exhibition” (Sapporo Citizens Gallery) Exhibits Snow and Water.
1999
“ ’99 Sapporo Art Exhibition” (Sapporo Citizens Gallery) Exhibits PIRIKA.
Installs oil paintings Spring Flowers and Apples on the wall of the entrance hall in Special elderly nursing home, Greenpia (Sapporo).
2000
“The 35th Hokkaido Shutai-bijyutsu-kyoukai Exhibition” (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art) Exhibits Mother’s Train at the request of the exhibitor.
2005
Solo Exhibition (TEMPORARY SPACE, Sapporo) Exhibits Eimi’s FANTASY, At the Seashore, Mother’s Train, Dance and other 8 oil paintings, 9 prints and 1 drawing.
2006
Group Exhibition “Art in Hokkaido-Those 100 pieces” (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art) Exhibits Sky and Hatchet.
2007
Art Exhibition “Ootani’s 100 Pieces for the Centennial Anniversary of Sapporo Ootani Gakuen’s foundation” (Sapporo Citizens Gallery) Exhibits The Cherry Blossom Season and At the Estuary of the Ishikari River.
2011
“Exhibition “A★MUSE★LAND★TOMORROW 2012 in MIGISHI MUSEUM- Marl the Ghost and the Wonders of Paintings” (Migishi Kotaro Museum of Art, Hokkaido) Exhibits Moonlight Night.
2012
Solo exhibition “Northern Aspects #04 FANTASY- The Paintings of Kazuharu Hanada”(Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art)Exhibits 49 oil paintings and 4 prints.
2014
Receives the Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon.
2017
Passes away.
2020
Retrospective Exhibition “The World of Kazuharu Hanada- Colors and Shapes, Humor and Poesy” (Karuizawa New Art Museum, Nagano, -2021). 
Published a collection of works "The World of Kazuharu Hanada" (Karuizawa New Art Museum).

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