陶歴/ History1885年 岐阜県中津川市に生まれる
Seison Maeda was born in Nakatsu City, Gifu in 1885. He lived with his uncle. He entered a private school which was run by Hankichi Kajita, recommended by Koyo Ozaki, a novelist, in 1901. He was given artist name ”Seison” by his master, Hankich Kajita. He was put forward to be a councilor at The Japan Art Institute in 1918. He studied Europe with Kokei Kobayashi, a painter in 1922. He was evacuated to Nakatsugawa City during war time. After World War II, he went back to his hometown, North Kamakura. He became a professor at Tokyo University of Arts in 1950. He won the award, the Order of Cultural Merit and was selected as an honorary citizen of Nakatsugawa City in 1955. He took command of reconstructing the wall paintings at the main hall of Horyuji temple with Kurahiko Yasuda in 1967. He created a room which was called Ishibashino Ma (A space of stone bridge) at the new palace in 1970. He was asked to reconstruct the wall of Takamatsu-zuka tomb in 1972. He died at the age 92 in Kamakura in 1977.