Fumio (Humio) Tomita

Born 1934, Japan

abstract art

Born in 1934 in Japan. Graduated from Kagoshima University of the Arts in 1957. After graduation, he received many awards and exhibited his works at home and abroad. Tomita is a member of the Japan Print Association.

Tomita’s prints are distinguished by their sense of form, bold, bright colour combinations and precision of execution.  Although references to the geometric style of the 1960s can be found in them, including optical art, Tomita’s works are thoroughly original, unique, and their futuristic style fits perfectly into modern interiors.

Here is how Francis Blakemore wrote about Fumio Tomita in his book Who’s Who in Contemporary Japanese Graphics: “The artist uses the screen-printing technique skilfully and with exquisite precision to best represent the intensity of the voluminous colour prints. The bold shapes are dominated by circles, containing within them at least six or seven strong colours, which harmonise as well as clash with each other, thus creating a conflict between form and intense colouring, which unifies the work rather than distracting it”.

Exhibitions in Japan:

1968 – Contemporary Art of Japan
1969-1977 – C.W.A.J. Print Exhibitions
1969-1984 – Japan Print Association Exhibition
1971 – Constellation of Print Exhibition
1971 – Selection Art of Chiba Exhibition
1972-1976 – Print Gallery
1982 – Taylor Gallery
1984 – Gallery horse Pavilion
1985 – Yamagataya
1988-1990 – Fujimi Gallery
1989-1990 – Keiyo Gallery
1990 – Kirakuya Gallery
1990 – Tianjin Tanggu Trade shows

International exhibitions:

1972, 1976, 1978 – Kracow International Print Biennal, Poland
1974, 1978, 1982 – Ibiza International Graphic Biennal, Spain
1975 – New Hampshire Print Exhibition, U.S.A.
1975, 1977 – Ljubljana International Print Biennal, Yugoslavia
1976 – Bradford International Print Biennal, England
1976, 1977 – Northwest Small Format Exhibition, U.S.A.
1977 – World Print Exhibition, U.S.A.
1978 – Norway International Print Biennal, Norway
1978 – Miami International Print Biennal Exhibition, U.S.A.
1978 – Contemporary Print of Japan Exhibition, Spain
1980 – Frechen International Print Biennal, Germany
1981, 1982 – Mini Print International Cadaques, Spain
1982 – The Second Space International Miniature Print Exhibition, Korea
1982, 1990 – International Print Miniature Exhibition, South Korea
1983 – International Print Biennial Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan
1984 – International Print Biennial Exhibition, Belgium
1985, 1987, 1989 – International Print Pieces Exhibition, Corbin, South Korea
1987 – International Print Biennial Exhibition, Catania, Italy
1989 – International Print Biennale Exhibition, Varna, Bulgaria
1990 – International Print Triennial Exhibition, East Germany
2008 – Magia grafiki Japońskiej, Poland

Solo exhibitions:

1967 – Kunugi Gallery
1969, 1976 – Yoseido Gallery
1970 – Kinokuniya Gallery
1972, 1976 – Hanga Gallery
1982 – Taller Galeria Fort, Spain


1968 – The 1st Geijutsu Seikatsu Gallery Concours
1969 – New Face Prize of Modern Art Exhibition
1970 – C.W.A.J. Print Exhibition
1976 – North West Small Format Exhibition, U.S.A.
1981 – Mini Print International Exhibition, Spain

Artworks in collections:

British Museum
The National Museum of Art, Osaka
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Seattle Art Museum
Harvard Art Museums
Kyoto National Museum
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum  of Art
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
International Museum of contemporary Art, Brazil
National Library of France
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Yugoslavia
MACC Museum of Contemporary Art of Campinas, Brazil
Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan
University of Michigan Museum of Art

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