About the Foundation

The Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation was established in February 2008, with its starting assets primarily consisting of 221 paintings in the collection of Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd.

Eiichiro Sudo, president and CEO of Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd. as well as the founder of the Foundation, long worked to create safe and comfortable living spaces through business activities involving gypsum.
Based on his belief that a truly affluent society is one which combines and incorporates both material and spiritual affluence, he sought ways in which to contribute to society.

This desire to realize a truly affluent society eventually led him, with the support of various involved parties, to establish the Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation.

The Foundation aims to contribute to the elevation and development of art and culture in Japan.
In order to support artistic and cultural activities, particularly in the field of the fine arts, the Foundation provides grants to foster young artists, offers financial support for international artistic exchange, displays the works in its collection at exhibitions, conducts research regarding its collection, operates its own Art Library, and provides books and other informational materials to art researchers, among other activities.

Establishment: February 14, 2008
Chairperson: Eisaku Sudo, President & CEO, Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd.

  1. Grants to Foster Young Artists
  2. Financial Support for International Artistic Exchange
  3. Research on and Exhibitions of the Yoshino Gypsum Collection
  4. Operation of the Art Library and Provision of Informational Materials to Art Researchers
  5. Other Activities Necessary for the Achievement Foundation Goals

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