Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art Grand Prix

Kojiro Kosugui

Kojiro Kosugui was born in 1944 in Takinogawa (present day Tabata in Kita ward), Tokyo. His father Kazuo was an art historian and grandfather Hoan was a painter. Influenced by his uncle Jiro, Kojiro initially went into industrial design after graduating university, but he later changed his course to become a painter. In 1968, he came to enjoy the favor of painter Kazumasa Nakagawa and began commuting to Nakagawa’s studio. Kojiro went to France and entered the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in 1970 and began showing his work at Salon d’Automne in 1971. In 1974, he had his first solo exhibition in Japan. Since then, he has continued to paint and exhibit his work in both France and Japan.

Kojiro paints fantastical images of landscape, flowers, and toys in oil using gentle forms and warm color schemes. In recent years, he has also been creating paintings using gansai watercolor paint, highly decorative pieces as seen in the Bible Stories series, as well as humorous three-dimensional artwork.

This exhibition, which showcases over 60 of Kojiro Kosugui’s artwork spanning from his earliest to his latest work including of his award-winning painting, offers an overview of Kojiro’s career as a painter.

Exhibition Details

From January 12th (Sat.) to February 17th (Sun.), 2008
(closed Mondays except January 14th and February 11th)
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art
1-26-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8338
Sompo Japan Headquarters build. 42nd floor
Open Hours
10:00-18:00 (Admittance by 17:30)
Adults: 500yen (400yen)
University & High School Students: 300 yen (200yen)
Children of Junior High School or under: Free
( ) indicated discount rates for groups of 20 and more
Organized by
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art
Supported by
Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.
Patronized by
The Yomiuri Shimbun


《a memory》2005
《a bouquet》2007
《still life》1999
《Adam and Eve Ⅰ》2003
《little elephant’s tango》2005
《balance of the couple》1997