Osamu Murata

村田收 プロフィール写真 Osamu Murata Profile Photo

Born in Chiba, Japan. 千葉市生まれ
Graduated from Osaka Prefectual Univercity 大阪府立大学卒業

After big company worker and local elementary school teacher job, I had decided to do what I wanted. I became a freelance illustrator. That was a turning point of my life. Then I wanted to study painting and illustration exclusively in another world.

1987 New York 留学

I studied illustration and painting in New York.
Pratt Institute (1987-1989)
Art Students League (1989)
Competition USA Dutton Children’s Book Competition入選

1989 TOKYO 東京

1989 帰国(東京) Moved to Tokyo, from New York.
I worked as a freelance illustrator. During that period I worked as an art director in the computer network company.

2001Nasu 那須高原

I moved to Nasu, 150km from Tokyo, a beautiful highland area with lots of nature which inspired me dramatically and I have made watercolor main medium.

2011 Okayama 岡山

I had to move to Okayama, where my parents and sisters had been living, sadly because of the radiation contamination by Fukushima Incident. I have been living in Okayama.


Visited for Painting 取材国


Solo Show 個展

銀座 ギャラリーポート Gallery Port in Tokyo
銀座 ギャラリー無何有 Gallery Mukayu in Tokyo
栃木 東武百貨店 TOBU in Tochigi
国立 アートの庭 The garden of Art in Tokyo
那須高原 ギャラリー楸 Gallery Hagi in Nasu
那須高原 オープン・アトリエ Open Studio in Nasu (many times)
岡山 倉敷中央画廊 Kurashiki-Cyuou-Garo in Okayama

Calendar カレンダー

Most of these projects are not watercolor paintings.

Books 書籍

As an illustrator in Tokyo. I did lots of illustrations in children story books with joy.