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Born in Tonosho-cho on Shodoshima Island, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.
His family moves to Takamatsu, a city on the opposite shore of the Seto Inland sea.
Encounters western paintings at the Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture.
Goes to Tokyo to pursue a career in painting.
Enters Japan Art School (oil painting division).
Accepted for the 10th Dokuritsu Bijutsu Kyokai (Dokuritsu Art Association) exhibition-his first
acceptance for a public exhibition. Continues to be accepted thereafter for exhibitions held
by various art organizations, including the Jiyu Bijutsuka Kyokai (Jiyu Art Association)
and the Shin Seisakuha Kyokai (Shinseisaku Art Association).
Graduates from Japan Art School. His first solo exhibition is held at the Ikedaya Department Store,
Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture.
His third draft card results in his posting to Sumatra Island in Indonesia.
Returns from South Asia and finds all his works destroyed by war.
Builds and moves into a small studio in Yocho-machi in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Joins the Jiyu Bijutsuka Kyokai.
Becomes a member of the Modern Art Kyokai (Modern Art Association) founded that year.
Receives the Kaiin Doryoku Sho (a prize awarded to association members in recognition of noteworthy effort)
at the first Modern Art Association exhibition commemorating its founding.
Marries and moves to Fuchu City, Tokyo, where he builds a studio.
Leaves the Modern Art Kyokai and works without affiliation for two years thereafter.
Participates in the Kodo Bijutsu Kyokai (Kodo Art Association) exhibition; joins the association from
the following year.
Invited to participate in the first Selected Works of Excellence Exhibition sponsored by the Asahi Shimbun.
Invited to participate in the fourth "Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan" sponsored by the Mainichi Shimbun;
wins Mr. K's prize. (Also invited to participate in the fifth and sixth exhibitions thereafter.)
Receives second prize at the second Mizue Prize Selected Artist Exhibition.
Takes part in the formation of the art group "Dojidai" (Contemporary).
Invited to participate in the sixth "Japan International Art Exhibition" sponsored by the Mainichi Shimbun.
(Also invited to its seventh exhibition thereafter.)
Participates in "Painting and Sculpture in Modern Japan" exhibition at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.
Participates in the "Japanese Contemporary Art in the Postwar Era" exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Kanagawa.
Participates in the "Painters of the Wartime Generation" exhibition at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.
Visits Europe; lives on Saint-Louis Island, Paris, until returning home in 1970.
Participates in the ninth "Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan-Representative Works of Contemporary Art from
the Past 20 Years" sponsored by the Mainichi Shimbun.
Becomes professor at Musashino Art University.Goes to the Toyama for sketch in the "One Hundred Views of Toyama" exhibition
sponsored by the Museum of Modern Art, Toyama.
Broadcasts a "OmoriSakue TV museum" presented by Fuji-TV.
Participates in the "One Hundred Views of Toyama" exhibition sponsored by the Museum of Modern Art, Toyama.
Musashino Art University holds Professor Sakue Omori Exhibition.
City of Fuchu holds "Works of Sakue Omori Exhibition."Leaves from Musashino Art University.
Leaves the Kodo Bijutsu Kyokai and remains without affiliation for the remainder of his life.
Dies at a hospital of Fuchu City at the age of 82.
Participates in the "The artists have connection with Fuchu" exhibition at the Fuchu Art Museum.
Sakue Omori Official Website,Sakue Omori Web Museum", Open.
"AtoZ of Sakue Omori Exhibition"Presented by Sakue Omori Art Project .
Musashino Art University holds "The Oil painting Collection of Musashino Art University Exhibition".
"5 Oil painters of Musashi Fuchu" exhibition at the Fuchu Art Museum.
"Works of Sakue Omori (1919-2001)" published from KYURYUDO Available Now!