Update 2020/08/26

Teruko Yokoi Drawing Material & Technique Series I: The World of Egg Tempera 1

Teruko Yokoi's works are painted with a variety of materials and techniques. The title of the eight part "Art Materials/Technique Series" presents a series of paintings created using the materials and techniques shown in the title.
The first exhibition in the series will focus on Teruko Yokoi's works and the unique appeal of these materials and techniques.
The first exhibition in the series will focus on egg tempera, one of Teruko Yokoi's most popular art materials.


August 26,2020-May 16,2021


Update 2019/11/10

Teruko Yokoi Hinageshi Art Museum Opening 15th Anniversary Exhibition of two artists: Teruko Yokoi and Suishū Tomoko Klopfenstein-Arii ―Two artists active in Switzerland―

We will hold an exhibition of two artists: Teruko Yokoi and Suishū Tomoko Klopfenstein-Arii. Teruko Yokoi and Suishū Tomoko Klopfenstein-Arii, as friends and writers, have supported, encouraged, and influenced each other. By displaying the work of two people, I would like many people to feel the taste of both painting and calligraphy deeply.


Novenber 10,2019-May 17,2020


Update 2019/05/14

The 15th anniversary of Teruko Yokoi Hinageshi Art Museum opening:Teruko Yokoi Shusakuten (an excellent art work exhibition)

Teruko Yokoi has started painting since she was 6 years old, and she still produces art works in Bern now, even though she will be 95 years old this year.
This time, we will show approximately 60 works including representative works, works for the life-transforming exhibition and works displayed for the first time to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Teruko Yokoi Hinageshi Art Museum opening.


May 15, 2019 – November 6, 2019


Update 2018/10/17


Teruko Yokoi was born in Nagoya, soon after birth, she moved to Tsushima with her family. With encouragement from her mother, she started to paint at about age 6. In 1949, she went to Tokyo and studied with Takanori Kinoshita on referral from Ikuma Arishima. First she was committed to draw landscape and portrait reminiscent of impressionistic style, but in 1953, she decided to go to U.S.A. to learn more techniques and other expression for finding her own style.
In this exhibition, we trace the root of her art with displaying her art works drawn between the age of 14 and 28, also works inspired by calligraphy and literature which she has enjoyed since her childhood.


October 17, 2018 – May 12, 2019

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Update 2018/5/14


After the time in America (San Francisco and New York) during 1953 and 1959 and the time in France (Paris) during 1960 and 1961, Teruko Yokoi moved to Bern, Switzerland, where it has been her base for living and creation. In 1964, the exhibition with Swiss artist Walter Bodmer and Otto Tchumi was held at Kunsthalle Basel. It made her famous and establish her position as an artist in Switzerland. Her art works of landscape and her loving nature drawn in Switzerland show us her Japanese sprit, sensitivity and sense of the four seasons.
In this exhibition, we display art works from middle-term to later-term in her artist career to introduce her own style established in Switzerland and her various expressions.


May 16, 2018 – October 14, 2018

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Update 2017/10/14


After the time in America (San Francisco and New York) during 1953 and 1959, Teruko Yokoi stayed in Paris, France with her partner and well-known painter Sam Francis and their young daughter during 1960 and 1961. She made Paris her base for living and developed relations with artists related to Art Informel. Her expression got influenced by various aspects and her own style was established more. We display 51 art works filled with energy including 16 art works shown for the first time.


October 18, 2017 – May 13, 2018

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Update 2017/05/15

San Francisco/New York


San Francisco (during 1953 and 1955) is the first base of creation in foreign country and the place where Teruko Yokoi learned a lot about art technique and expression in art school. New York (during 1955 and 1959) is the place where she got influenced by many artists in the liveliest period of creative activity and art world and her style of painting was established. We show not only her painting but also the overall stream of American art world through her art works drawn in both periods and in two cities in the U.S., where she spent precious time as an artist.


Exhibition Period: May 17 – October 15, 2017

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Update 2016/10/18

Hi no iru yube (The evening with glow of the sunset)


Teruko Yokoi often drew autumn and winter scenery with mountains and trees other than flowers such as poppies and water lilies. Through paintings of forests and landscape, you can see spatial aspects of depth and breadth in those paintings.

It shows Teruko Yokoi’s expression of nature and season's transition as well.

This time we display 56 artworks including 6 paintings and 4 ceramic tea cups being on are on display for the first time.


October 19, 2016 – May 14, 2017

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Update 2016/05/16

Ao / Midori (Blue / Green)

In the Teruko Yokoi's art pieces, the second most symbolic color is blue and green only to red. As you know, blue and green is important color historically and culturally for Japanese people. Therefore, we display 52 paintings, including 10 being on are on display for the first time, used a wide variety of color blue and green by Teruko Yokoi.


May 18 – October 16, 2016

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Update 2015/10/06

Shakkou (red light / morning glow)

This time we focus on early egg tempera paintings 1970's to 1980's. Teruko Yokoi has been actively working on egg tempera paintings since 1970’s to present. Through this exhibition, you can see the process and the change of her expression, which is from the adventurous abstraction into the representation.

We display 50 paintings, including 5 being on are on display for the first time.

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