Mitsuei saito

mITSUE sAITO - ‘CHRYSANTHEMUMS’ 2006

Biography and Exhibitions:

1948: Born in Niigata Prefecture

1963: Award ‘Honourable Mention’ - 18th Annual Niigata Prefectural Nihonga Exhibition (Awarded once again in 1971)

1971: Graduated - Tama Fine Art University - Degree in Nihonga Japanese Painting - Under Advisory of Prof. Misao Yokoyama

1972: Award: ‘Prefectural Grand Prize’ - 27th Annual Niigata Prefectural Nihonga Exhibition

1973: Award: ‘Minister of Education Award’ - Ministry of Cultural Affairs Invitational Exhibition - Begins apprenticeship under renown master Nanpū Katayama

1979: Special Exhibition: 34th Spring INTEN’ Exhibition and Competition & 64th INTEN Exhibition and Competition - (Nihon Bijutsuin- Academy)

1983: Elevated to prestigious ‘Inyū Rank’ status by Nihon Bijutsuin - Academy

1990: Award: ‘Award of Excellence’ - 7th Central Museum Nihonga Exhibition and Competition

1991: Award: ‘Honourable Mention’ - 76th INTEN Biennial Exhibition and Competition (Awarded 6 more times during 77th, 78th, 79th, 80th, 83rd, and 84th INTEN Exhibitions) - (Nihon Bijutsuin- Academy)

1993: Award: ‘Honourable Mention’ & ‘Ministry of Foreign Affairs Award’ - 45th Spring INTEN Exhibition and Competition, (Awarded 4 more times during 49th, 50th, 51st, and 52nd Spring INTEN Exhibitions) -(Nihon Bijutsuin- Academy)

1994: Elevated to prestigious ‘Tokutai Rank’ status by Nihon Bijutsuin - Academy

1999: Award: ‘Best in Show Award’ - 51st Spring INTEN Exhibition and Competition, ‘Seison Maeda Award’ - 84th INTEN Exhibition and Competition -(Nihon Bijutsuin- Academy)

2000: Award: ‘Special Recognition Award’ - 85th INTEN Exhibition and Competition, & ‘Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art, Ibaraki - Award,’ Elevated to prestigious ‘Shoutai Rank’ status by Nihon Bijutsuin - Academy

2006: Elevated to prestigious ‘Dounin Rank’ status by Nihon Bijutsuin - Academy

2013: Solo Exhibition: ‘Four Seasons of Brilliant Colour’ - Matsuzakaya Department Store; Nagoya & Matsuzakaya Department Store; Ueno & Daimaru Department Store; Kyoto

Permanent Collections:

Sato Sakura Museum