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Shodo Hirata (平田松堂) (February 2, 1882 – January 9, 1971) was a Japanese painter who was active from the Meiji era to the Showa era, mainly in public exhibitions. He studied under Kawai Gyokudo and was particularly adept at bird and flower painting.
February 2, 1882
|Died||January 9, 1971 (aged 88)|
|Alma mater||Tokyo Academy of Fine Arts|
Shodo Hirata was born in 1882 in Ushigome, Tokyo. He was the second son of Count Hirata Tosuke, who was a Japanese statesman and Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Japan, active during the Meiji and Taishō periods of the Empire of Japan.
Hirata Shodo participated in the very first art exhibition organized by the Japan Art Academy, called BUNTEN, in 1907. His painting Yuku Aki was selected for recognition and his works were equally favoured at future BUNTEN exhibitions.
In 1921, he became a professor at the Tokyo Academy of Fine Arts. He also served as a judge at the 7th Imperial Exhibition in 1926. He was the chairman of the Dai-nippon Drawing and Handicraft Association, and a member of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's Drawing Textbook Compilation committee.
- Autumn (1907)
- Autumn Colors (1910)
- Autumn in the Trees (1912)
- The Voice of a Small Bird (1914)
- Matsukanno Haru (Spring Between the Pine) (1915)
Hirata family treeEdit
|Yasuda Koichiro||Tokue Matsushita||Masakusu Matsushita||Hirata Tosuke||Maeda Toshiaki|
|Mitsui Takamine (10th head of the Mitsui family)|
|Tetsujiro Nakao||Yasue||Jun Iue||Yurou Iue||Toshio Iue||Mumeno||Konosuke Matsushita||Shodo Hirata||Shizuko||Maeda Toshisada||Keiko||Mitsui Takakimi (11th head of the Mitsui family)|
|Satoshi Iue||Matsushita Sachiko||Masaharu Matsushita||Hirata Katsumi||Nobuko|
|Iue Toshimasa||Hiro Matsushita||Masayuki Matsushita|
- "20世紀日本人名事典の解説". KotoBank. Retrieved 2020-12-23.
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