Shoichi Hasegawa counts among the most important contemporary Japanese artists. Born in Japan in 1929 and living in Paris today, Shoichi Hasegawa combines Asian and European style tendencies in his oeuvre, which is dominated by graphic sheets, most of all etchings in colors; another focal point are watercolors. Among the most striking characteristic features of Shoichi Hasegawa's graphic works is the subtle and glazing tender coloring, from which subjects are modeled that oscillate between figuration and abstraction. The motifs are often set in front of background in soft colors, making for an overall elegant contrast. The playful and airy compositions of Shoichi Hasegawa can be admired in renowned collections all over the world. Among others, in the London Victoria and Albert Museum.