Closed Exhibition at External Venue

Koumi-machi Kogen Museum of Art “70 years of artist life of Teruko Yokoi -Japanese Poems drawn in Switzerland-”

Koumi-machi Kogen Museum of Art (Koumi-machi, Minamisaku-gun, Nagano)

《Cool Morning》2004 Egg tempera on paper

Born in Tsushima City, Aichi Prefecture in 1924, Teruko Yokoi is a painter known for her colorful oil, tempera, and lithograph paintings of seasonal scenes, flowers, and other natural subjects. 1959 she married painter Sam Francis, and in 1960, at age 36, moved to Paris to pursue her career in Europe. In 1991, she obtained Swiss citizenship and Bernese citizenship, and actively exhibited her works. She is recognized as a national painter in Switzerland, and in recent years, her egg tempera works continue to attract fans around the world. She has held more than 90 solo exhibitions and has established a firm position in the art world through a wide range of activities, including commercial design for magazines such as Bungei-shunju and Fujin-no-tomo, and confectionery packages. This exhibition brings together approximately 70 oil paintings, egg tempera, and lithographs by Teruko Yokoi from her early works spanning 70 years to the present, looking back on her career as a painter. This is the first large-scale retrospective exhibition of Teruko Yokoi’s work to be held in cooperation with the Teruko Yokoi Hinageshi Art Museum in Ena City, Gifu Prefecture.

  • 《Self portrait》 1946 Oil on canvas

  • 《Carthage (Tunisia)》 1977 Watercolor on paper

General Information


Koumi-machi Kogen Museum of Art, Teruko Yokoi Hinageshi Art Museum

Supported by

Embassy of Switzerland, Nagano Prefecture, Nagano Prefectural Board of Education, Shinano Mainichi Newspaper, SBC Shinetsu Broadcasting, NBS Nagano, TSB TV Shinshu, abn Nagano Asahi Broadcasting, FM Nagano, Yatsugatake Museum Ring

Special sponsors

Enakawakamiya Co., Ltd, Shinshu Satonoka Kobo Co., Ltd, Satonoka Kobo Co., Ltd