Manabu Mabe, Japanese (1924 - 1997)

Manabu Mabe
He was born on September 14, 1924, in Takara, a village within Shiranui, District of Udo, Province of Kumamoto, currently named city of Shiranui. The family Mabe, by tradition, was the owner of a lodging site destined to people arriving by vessel from Shimabara and Misumi. His father’s name was Soichi Mabe, who first worked in Japan as a railroad employee and afterwards as a barber. His mother’s name was Haru. She descended from a traditional farmers family. The family was made up of seven sons, being Manabu the oldest, following him Satoru, Michiko, Hitoko, Yoshiko and Sunao, having this last two brothers been born in Brazil. Tetsuya, a cousin of theirs, has also been brought up together with them after his father’s death. Manabu Mabe has immigrated to Brazil in 1934, when he was ten, on board of the vessel La Plata Maru. His wife Yoshino left to Brazil the same year, coming from Niigata.

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EXHIBITIONS

 1950 - Salão Nacional de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro

1951 - Salão Paulista de Arte Moderna
- Salão Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro
- Gold Medal at First Salão Linense de Artes Plásticas

1952 - Honourable mention at 47th Salão Paulista de Belas Artes
- Great Silver Medal at Salão Seibi

1953 - Second São Paulo Biennial
- "Purchase Award" at Salão Nacional de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro
- Great Gold Medal at Salão Seibi, the "Colony Award"

1954 - International Art Exhibition, Tokyo, sponsored by Mainichi Shinbun

1955 - IV Salão Paulista de Arte Moderna
- Third São Paulo Biennial

1956 - Small Silver Medal at Fifth Salão Paulista de Arte Moderna

1957 - Small Gold Medal at Salão Paulista de Arte Moderna

1958 - Great Gold Medal at Salão Paulista de Arte Moderna
- "Jury Exemption Award" at Seventh Salão Nacional de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro
- Galeria de Arte da Folha

1959 - "State Governor Award" at Eighth Salão Paulista de Arte Moderna
- Best National Painter Award at Fifth São Paulo Biennial
- "Purchase Award" at Dallas Museum of fine Arts
- "Grant Award" and "Braun Award" at First Paris Biennial
- International Art Exhibition, Tóquio, sponsored by Mainichi Shinbun
- "Exposition des Artistes Brésiliens", at Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris
- Leirner Award of Contemporary Art

1960 - "Fiat Award" at 30th Venice Biennial

1961 - Panamerican Union Exhibition, Washington
- Latin American Artists Exhibit, at Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
- Japanese Art of the Americas Exhibit (PAU), Washington

1962 - Art Biennial, Córdoba, Argentina
- "New Art of Brazil": Walter art Center, Minneapolis;
- City Art Museum, St. Louis;
- San Francisco Museum of Art;
- Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

1963 - Seventh São Paulo Biennial
- "Pintura Latino-Americana" at Instituto de Arte Contemporâneo, Lima, Peru

1964 - Seibi Group exhibition at Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro

1965 - Brazilian Art Today, Royal Art College, London, and Museum Für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna
- "Nippo-Brazilian Painters", Brazilian Embassy, La Paz, Bolívia
- Eighth São Paulo Biennial
- Japanese Artists of Brazil tour at Pan American Union, Washington, Oakland and Tokyo
- "Nippo-Brazilian Painting Today", Tokyo

1966 - "Nippo-Brazilian Artists" at Museu de Arte Contemporânea, São Paulo University
- "The Artist and the Machine", Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro
- "Two Nippo Brazilian Painters" at Brazil-USA Cultural Institute, Washington
- "Pintura y Grabado del Brasil", Museu de Arte Moderna, Mexico

1967 - Ninth São Paulo Biennial

1968 - International Art Festival, New York

1969 - Tenth São Paulo Biennial
- Nippo-Brazilian Painters, at Galeria Cândido Portinari, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul state
- Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture, Illinois

1970 - Contemporary Brazilian Art, Brazilian Consulate, Milan

1971 - Eleventh São Paulo Biennial

1972 - Third Coltejer Art Bennial, Medelin, Colômbia
- "One Hundred and Fifty Years of Brazil's Independence" Yakult Honsha, Tokyo

1973 - 12th São Paulo Biennial
- Acervo do Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Tóquio
- Japanese Artists in the Americas, at National Museum of Kyoto and Tokyo Museum
- Panorama of Contemporary Brazilian Art, Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo

1975 - 13th São Paulo Biennial

1977 - "Arte Actual de Ibero-America", Madrid
- "Tribute to Latin American Painting", San Salvador
- 14th São Paulo Biennial

1979 - Panorama of Contemporary Brazilian Art, Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo
- "Nippo-Brazilian Artists" at BADEP exhibition hall, Curitiba, Paraná state

1981 - FIAC 81, Paris
- "Latin American Art and Japan", National Museum of Art, Osaka

1982 - FIAC 82, Paris

1984 - FIAC 84, Paris
- ARCO 84, Madri
- SAF 84, Stockholm
- Realidade Galeria de Arte, Rio de Janeiro
- "The Great Masters of Brazilian Abstract Art" Tour of Europe
- "Acting Brazilian Art", Rio de Janeiro and Brasília

1985 - ICAF 85, London

1986 - ARCO 86, Madrid

1987 - FIAC 87, Paris
- SAGA - Grand Palais, Paris

1988 - MUBA, Basel, Suíça
- - FIAC 88, Paris

1989 - ARCO 89, Madrid

1990 - Ergane Gallery, New York

1991 - Grand Palais, Paris

1994 - Mabe a Arte de Uma Família, Joh Mabe Escitório de Arte, São Paulo

1995 - Brasil - Japão - Centenário de Amizade - Museu Metropolitano de Curitiba, Paraná
- Brasil - Japão - Arte - Fundação Mokiti Okada - São Paulo

1997 - Espaço Cultural INFRAERO, Aeroporto de Cumbica, SP

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AWARDS

1958 - "Great Gold Medal" at the Seventh São Paulo Modern Art Salon

1959 - "State Governor Award" at the Eighth São Paulo Modern Art Salon

- "Leirner Award of Contemporary Art"

- "Best National Painter" at the Fifth São Paulo Biennial

- "Braun Award" at the First Paris Biennial

- "Grant Award" at the First Paris Biennial

- "Purchase Award" at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts

1960 - "Fiat Award" at the 30th Venice Biennial

1962 - "First Award" at the First American Art Biennial, Córdoba

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MUSEUMS


Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (MASP)
Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM)
Museu de Arte de Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo
Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo
Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro
Museu de Nacional de Belas Artes do Rio de Janeiro
Museu Manchete, Rio de Janeiro
Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia
Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul
Museu de Arte de Belo Horizonte
The Museum of Contemoporany Art, Boston, EUA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, EUA
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, EUA
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, EUA
Lowe Art Museum, Miami, EUA
Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, Washington D.C., EUA
The National Museum of Art, Kioto, Japão
Rikka Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japão
The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japão
The Hakone Open Air Museum, Hakone, Japão
Museum of Art (MOA), Atami, Japão
Iwasaki Art Museum, Kagoshima, Japão Murauchi Art Museum, Tokyo, Japão
Museo de Belas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela

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