"Every day I draw what I see around me. If, with this totally personal approach, I have been able to conjure up the intimate life of my Paris, I will be a happy man."

Born in Okayama, Japan, Kojiro Akagi had his first exhibit in tokyo in 1956, and in 1963 enrolled as a student at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he has lived, worked and exhibited ever since.

An inveterate and inexhaustible stroller in his adopted home, Akagi has created a body of dynamic cityscapes that evokes a poetic nostalgia for the Paris of a bygone age. His richly detailed graphic and pictorial style, however realistic, defies all the usual labels.


Excerpt from the Annual Report back cover