This gallery, exhibiting the artwork of painter Tetsu Okada, is housed in the same location as Konokimi-Tei.
Open since 1998, it houses over 150 works of art, including work done as commemoration of its opening. 40 works are
on full-time display.
- Born in 1914 in Nagoya.
- 1939: Joined the “Bijutsu Bunka Kyokai” (the Fine Art and Culture Association), which was established that year.
- 1941: During a summons for enlistment, the Special Higher Police searched his home and unjustly seized and destroyed all of his works, records, etc.
- Postwar period: Overcame repeated divisions within the Art and Culture Association and made efforts to rebuild it.
- 1965: Visited the United States as the head of a Japan-US-Canada cultural mission.
- 1967: Became a lecturer at the Western art department of the Chunichi Culture Center when it first opened.
- 1971: Invited to exhibit at the First Chubu International Image Exhibition (sponsored by Mainichi Shimbun), at which he continued to exhibit in later years. Visited Europe.
- 1975: Invited to exhibit at the Asahi Exhibition (sponsored by Asahi Shimbun). The “Daihyo Sakka” (major artists) Exhibition (Nichido Gallery, Nagoya)
- 1977: Showa Avant-Garde Art Exhibition
- 1979/1980: Invited to exhibit at the New York Art and Culture Exhibition’s first China and Japan exhibit.
“Chusho to Genso niyoru Umi” (abstract and fantasy seas) Exhibition (Kobe Portopia 81). Visited Europe.
Invited to exhibit at the Nagoya-Los Angeles Exchange Art Exhibition.
Tetsu Okada Solo Exhibition (Chunichi Gallery).
- 1985: Exhibited at the Tokyo Montparnasse and Surrealism Exhibition (Itabashi Art Museum).
- 1987: Fifty Years of Tetsu Okada: A Retrospective Exhibition (Nagoya City Art Museum). Published commemorative book of paintings.
- 1990: A collection of his works from the Gifu Prefectural Museum of Art was exhibited at the Japanese Surrealism Exhibition (Nagoya City Art Museum).
- 1991: Exhibited at the Contemporary Artists of Korea and Japan Exhibition (Seoul, South Korea). Tetsu Okada Solo Exhibition (Tokyo Central Museum of Art).
- “Collected Works of Tetsu Okada,” a commemorative book of paintings, is published by Seikatsu no Tomo Co..
* Died of pneumonia on December 4, 2007. He was 94.
* Art and Culture Association representative committee. Japan international artists Association committee. Soen Art Association representative.
* All Japan Children’s Art Association president. Among other duties, served as a lecturer on Western paintings at the Chunichi Culture Center.