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Shigenobu Ito

Full name: Shigenobu Ito
Original name: 伊藤 繁延
Other name(s): Ryugai Ito, 伊藤龍涯
Gender: Male
Born: September 15, 1880 in Chuo, Tokyo, Japan
Died: July 31, 1960 in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Shigenobu Ito was born as the eldest son of a Confucian scholar. As a twelve-year-old he joined "Japan Youth Painting Association", where he exhibited his pictures for the first time regarded as a prodigy. In 1899 he was admitted to the Tokyo Art School (now Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music). With "Autumn Winter" he won the prize at the 7th exhibition of the Japanese Painting Association. In the following years he won additional prizes, before he graduated „summa cum laude“. As a full member of the Japanese Art Academy he continued his studies as a student of Kogyo Terasaki at the Tokyo Fine Arts School. He also became a member of the Japanese Art Association. 1917 he won the first prize of the 11th Bunten Exhibition. 1925-1927, 1930-1934 and 1936 he was successful at the Emperor’s Exhibition (now Fine Arts Exhibition), which replaced the Bunten. In 1929, he was featured in the exhibition L'Art japonais, held in 1929 at the Musée du Jeu de Paume in Paris. Ito also painted the country’s first mural. In the 1950s he had several individual exhibitions. His most successful works were drawings of landscapes, persons and history paintings.

During the Great Kanto earthquake in 1923 his house burned down and was completely destroyed. Six years later he moved to a new house in Tokyo’s Suginami quarter. Starting 1944 he was evacuated for several in the Nagano and Fukushima prefectures. Aged 79 he died at the Surugadai Nihon University Hospital.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 55 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Japan JPN AC
1936 Summer 55 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Japan JPN AC

Mixed Painting, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 55 Berlin Art Competitions Japan Final Standings AC Schießen nach dem Hund, Nationalsport
1936 Summer 55 Berlin Art Competitions Japan Final Standings AC Spiel: Stein gegen Sterne, Nationalsport
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