Moon

Moon
1983 | 29.5 x 39.3cm

Black Wolves

Black Wolves
1964 | 23.5 x 30.2cm

Black Bird

Black Bird
1963 | 40 x 28cm

Young Cat

Young Cat
1991 | 30 x 44.3cm

冬林

冬林
77.3 x 53.5cm

The Glow

The Glow
20.0 x 21.0cm

Moon
Black Wolves
Black Bird
Young Cat
冬林
The Glow

Matazo Kayama

1927 Born in Kyoto. His father was a kimono designer who worked with the high-quality textiles produced in the Nishijin area of Kyoto, and his grandfather was a painter of the Kyoto Kano School.
1940 Entered the Department of Painting of Kyoto Prefectural School of Art and Crafts.
1944 Entered the Department of Japanese Paiting of Tokyo School of Fine Arts. Studied under the artist Kokei Kobayashi, Kyujin Yamamoto.
1951 Participated in the Shinseisaku Art Society.
1955 The first Solo Exhibition, Yoseido Gallery, Tokyo
1959 The art group "Todoroki-kai" was organized by the Gallery Murakoshi consisting of Tadashi Ishimono, Misao Yokoyama, and Matazo Kayama.
1961 Held a solo exhibition at the Janet Nestler Gallery (New York).
1966 Became a professor of Japanese painting at Tama Art University.
1975 Held an exhibition of his new works at the Shibuya Seibu department store in Tokyo.
1978 Held an exhibition of his new works at Tokyo, Yokohama, Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya, and Kobe.
1980 The 30th Minister of Education Art Encouragement Prize was given to "Waves in Moonlight".
1982 Held an exhibition of his new works at Tokyo Central Museum.
1984 Completed the ceiling painting "Dragon" at Kuon-ji Temple.
1986 Held an exhibition of his new works at Seibu Yurakucho Art Forum, Tokyo.
1988 Became a professor at Tokyo University of the Arts. "Exhibition of Kayama Matazo Screens" was held at Takashimaya department store in Tokyo, Yokohama, Kyoto, and Osaka.
1993 Held a solo exhibition at the China Art Gallery in Beijing.
1996 Held a solo exhibition at Japanese galleries of the British Museum in London.
1997 Completed the ceiling painting "Dragon" at Tenryuji Temple.Became a Person of Cultural Merit.
1998 Held a retrospectibe exhibition at The National Museum of Modern Art,Tokyo.
2003 Presented with the Order of Culture.
2004 Died at the age of 76.