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Saeki Yuzo

The Museum houses the most substantial collection of works by Saeki Yuzo (1898–1928). Born in Kita Ward of Osaka City, Saeki studied at Kitano Secondary School (now Osaka Prefectural Kitano High School). He entered Tokyo Fine Arts School (now Tokyo University of the Arts), and after graduation, moved to France. He dedicated his life to painting Parisian cityscapes, and tragically passed away at the young age of 30. It was Yamamoto Hatsujiro, entrepreneur and art collector based in Osaka, who first saw the genius in Saeki’s works. In
1983, Yamamoto’s family donated 33 Saeki works from Yamamoto’s collection that survived the war to Osaka City. Today the Museum houses around 60 Saeki works, including those that have been deposited.