Kojiro Akagi

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Kojiro Akagi (赤木 曠児郎 Akagi Kōjirō?) (born 3 January 1934 in Okayama, Japan) is a Japanese painter who is based in France.

Life and career[edit]

  • 1956 Bachelor's degree in Physics. Okayama University, Japan.
  • 1963 Arriving France from Japan. Beaux-Arts, Paris.
  • Professor Brianchon studio, followed by Professor Mattey.
  • 1971 Gold Medal for watercolours. Le Salon Salon des Artistes Français.
  • 1974 Gold Medal for oil painting. Member Hors Concours (HC) Le Salon Salon des Artistes Français.
  • 1975 Award of the President of the French Republic, International Art Exhibition, Toulon, President of jury Edouard Pignon, France.
  • 1991 Charles Cottet Prize. National Exhibition of Fine Arts, France.
  • 1994 Navy Blue Ribbon Medal by Japanese Government.
  • 1998 Second Navy Blue Ribbon Medal by Japanese Government.
  • 2000 Gold Medal for engraving. Grimaldi Castle and Museum, France.
  • 2002 Puvis de Chavanne Prize. National Exhibition of Fine Arts, France.
  • 2002 Honor Medal of the Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • 2005 Order of the Rising Sun, gold rays with rosette, Japan.
  • 2006 Who's Who Prize. Le Salon, Art en Capital, Grand Palais, France.
  • 2011 Award of picture 2011, Salon d'automne, France.
  • 2014 Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, France.
  • 2014 VERDAGUER's Prize of the peinting 2014 of the Institut de France by Académie des beaux-arts, France.

Public exhibitions in France[edit]

  • 1978-1979 : « My Paris » Carnavalet Museum of the City Paris.
  • 1986 : " AKAGI - Paris Architecture " College Students’ Youth Club.
  • 1993 : " Akagi’s Paris" Étoile Mitsukoshi Space (an event for the 10th anniversary of the two towns’ friendship : Paris – Tokyo)
  • 1998 : " AKAGI’S Paris " Trocadéro Library.
  • 2002 : " AKAGI – From the country of the rising sun to eastern Paris" (Town hall of Paris 20th district)
  • 2002 : « Invited artist for the year’s retrospective » (with Kisling) Independents’ Salon.
  • 2004 : " Akagi, 40 years in Paris, 1963-2003 " Paris-Museum, Archaeological Crypt.
  • 2008 : " France Japan: one century and half cross-looks, Mathurin Méheut, Kojiro Akagi " Town hall of Paris 9th district and, in parallel, at the House of Britany.
  • 2009 : " Kojiro Akagi known and unknown" Town hall of Paris 5th district.
  • 2012 : "AKAGI Exhibition,Yôkoso ! Paris” Town halls of Paris 5th and 8th districts.
  • 2015 : "AKAGI at the Pyramide of Saint-Amand-Montround city" Saint-Amand-Montround.

Associations[edit]

  • 1963 Member of the Japaneses Artists Association, Japan.
  • 1968 Member of Salon des Independents, France.
  • 1970 Member of Salon d'Automne, France.
  • 1970 Associate member of French Artist society (outside competition member since 1974)
  • 1973 Member of Salon National des Beaux-Arts, France.
  • 1982 Committee Member Salon International des Beaux-Arts, France.
  • 2002 Honorary vice-president Salon National des Beaux-Arts, France.

Museum collections[edit]

  • 1975 Toulon City Museum, France
  • 1979-1981, 1987, 1991-1993, 2013 Carnavalet Museum of Paris (128 works of art: 3 oil-paintings and 125 watercolors), France.
  • 1981-2013 Cernuschi Museum, Paris, (1 painting,1 engraving), France.
  • 1981-2002 MOA Museum of Atami (2 oil-paintings and 1 watercolor), Japan.
  • 1991 Vatican Museume, Department of religious modern arts, Italy
  • 1993 Royal Ueno Museum, Tokyo (1 oil-paintings). Culture Prefectural Kyoto Museum City of Kyoto (1 0il-painting), Japan.
  • 1993-1998 Prefectural Museum of Okayama (5 oil-paintings, 2 watercolors and 53 illustrations of Sany Newspaper), Japan.
  • 1993-2005 Kurashiki City Modern Museum (3 oil-paintings), Japan.
  • 1998-2009 WAKO Museum, Kasaoka (3 oil-paintings), Japan.
  • 2000 Grimaldi Castle and Museum (2 silk-screens), France.
  • 2001 Nariwa City Museum (1 watercolor), Japan.
  • 2002-2014 Grez-sur-Loing City Museum (1 oil-painting and 2 watercolors), France.
  • 2003-2005 Patricia Clark Museum (1 oil-painting, 2 watercolors), Iowa, USA.
  • 2014 Toulouse-Lautrec Museum of Albi (1 watercolor), France.

Collectives collections[edit]

  • 1971-1973 French State (2 oil-paintings), France.
  • 1983 Saidaiji High School (1 oil-painting) Okayama, Japan.
  • 1986 Foyer des Lycennes (1 oil-painting) Paris, France.
  • 1993 Okayama City Hall (1 oil-painting), Japan.
  • 1996-2006 Embassy of Japan (1 oil-painting and 2 watercolors), France.
  • 1997 Sanyo High School for Girls, Okayama (1 oil-painting and 2 engravings), Japan.
  • 1998 Trocadero Library, Paris (1 engraving) France.
  • 2000 Okayama University (1 engraving), Japan.
  • 1975-2010 National Library, Paris (collection engraving), France.
  • 2011 Japanese cultural center in Paris (1 oil-painting) Paris, France.
  • 2014 Prefecture of Okayama (1 oil-paintings), Okayama, Japan

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