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Katsumi Idogawa (井戸川 克巳) was born in Tokyo, Japan. He studied art in Tokyo and Paris. He started his career as a theatrical stage artist. He is an editorial and commercial illustrator, a comic writer and illustrator, and he is the author and illustrator of a children’s book. As a painter he has received several awards. He also won an award for a children’s book competition. Katsumi moved to Canada in 2004. He teaches Art and Aikido.

Publications

2013YADA(Children’s Book) / Eletronic Publication
2004YADA(Children’s Book)
1988HEARTBEAT (Comic Series)
1987GIFT FROM POLARIS (Comic Series)

Awards

2008First Prize Canada Day Commercial Float, Canada
2008 First Prize Chamber Dandelion Decorating Contest, Canada
2004Prize of Excellence Shingpoosha Children’s Book Competition, Japan
2003Prize of Fine Work Fukui Thumbhole Art Exhibition, Japan
2002Prize of Excellence Fukui Thumbhole Art Exhibition, Japan
1996First Prize (Prize of Excellence) Prova Grand Prize Exhibition, Japan
1996Prize of Heartwarming Prova Grand Prize Exhibition, Japan
1995Semi Grand Prize F4 Grandprix Art Exhibition, Japan
1994Silver Prize Shinwa Art Exhibition, Japan

Exhibitions

2014 Arts For Leukemia Fundraiser at Royal Canadian Legion, Barrhaven, Canada
(Proceeds donated to U.F.C.W. Leukemia Research Fund)
2013Arts For Leukemia Fundraiser at Royal Canadian Legion, Barrhaven, Canada
(Proceeds donated to U.F.C.W. Leukemia Research Fund)
2011Japanese Art Exhibition at Embassy of Japan, Ottawa, Canada
2009 2 Artist Show "Sentimental" at Blink Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
2008Art for Fun Children’s Art Show at Blink Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
(Proceeds donated to Kemptville District Hospital)
2007Blink Gallery Group Show at Cube Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
2007Blink Opening Show at Blink Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
2007Solo Art Show at Blink Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
2006Japanese Art Exhibition at Embassy of Japan, Ottawa, Canada
2006Blink Big at Crichton Cultural Community Centre, Ottawa, Canada
2006Blink Opening Show at Blink Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
(All art work was stolen from the Gallery on the opening night.)
2006Vanishsage Fundraising Show at Cube Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
2006Blink Again at Blink Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
2005Blink Opening Show at Blink Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
2001MiuraArt Museum Grand Prix, Ehime, Japan
2000Solo Art Show in Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
1999National Echigoyuzawa Children’s Picture Exhibition, Nigata, Japan
1999Fukui Thumb Hole Art Exhibition, Fukui, Japan
1999J-one Art Audition, Tokyo, Japan
1996Fukui Thumb Hole Art Exhibition, Fukui, Japan
1995Fukui Thumb Hole Art Exhibition, Fukui, Japan
1995Solo Art Show in Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan
1994 Uenonomori National Museum Painting Japan Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
1994National Invitational West Style Art Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
1994Kasuga Water Colour Painting Art Exhibition, Hyogo, Japan
1984Kenya Gallery New Artist Show, Tokyo, Japan
1984Best Modern Artist Show at Keio Department Store, Tokyo, Japan
1984Solo Art Show in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
1983Kenya Gallery New Artist Show, Tokyo, Japan
1983Solo Art Show in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
1982Sumitomo Miniature Grand Prix, Tokyo, Japan
1982Kenya Gallery New Artist Show, Tokyo, Japan
1977Hitoriten in Kichijoji, Tokyo, Japan

Stage Art

1976SONGOKU the Magic Monkey (Character, Costume and Set Design)
At Theatrical Company "Sirakaba", Year round show, Japan