The Ishibashi Foundation Collection

The Ishibashi Collection began as the personal collection of our founder, Ishibashi Shojiro, and has continued to be built by the Ishibashi Foundation so that it now includes more than about 2,800 works of art. The core of the Ishibashi Foundation collection consists of 19th century Impressionist paintings from France, 20th century Western art, Japanese Western-style paintings, a field that developed from Meiji period on in response of Western art, and post World War II abstract paintings. It also includes ancient Western art and modern and contemporary sculpture. Its systematic development is one of the distinctive features of the collection.