Spring is coming soon 46×55cm by Kotaro Migishi


The painting is characterised by its muted colours and textures.

The pale blue sky that occupies most of the screen and the soft earth colors that contrast with it create a tranquil atmosphere that suggests the arrival of spring.

The combination of rough texture and moist colors gives the painting depth and warmth.

This work expresses, with delicate and moving brushstrokes, a moment of hope that is liberated from the oppressive feeling of winter.


Born in 1930 in Saginomiya, Nakano-ku, Tokyo as the third child of father Kotaro and mother Setsuko.

1953 First solo exhibition at Ginza Kabutoya Gallery

1954 Traveled around France with Setsuko Migishi

In 1956, he was accepted as a member of the Shinju-kai by Kan'emon Asai and exhibited his work (thereafter, he exhibited every year until he returned to France in 1967 ).

1957: Exhibited at the Asahi New Artist Exhibition (Nihonbashi Takashimaya)

1959 Solo exhibition of Kyoto landscapes at Bungeishunju Gallery

1962: Recommends and submits "Still Life I " to the 6th Yasui Prize New Artists Exhibition

1963: Invited to exhibit works such as "Work I " and "Landscape" at the 2nd International Figurative Exhibition (Mitsukoshi Main Store, Nihonbashi)

1965: Solo exhibition of still lifes at Nihonbashi Toho Gallery (solo exhibitions held in 1966 , 1967 , and 1968 )

1966: Invited to exhibit at the 1st Showakai Exhibition, becoming a seed artist (invited to exhibit at the 3rd Exhibition)

1967: Exhibited three "Nudes" at the 24th Shinju-kai Exhibition (Mitsukoshi Main Store, Nihonbashi)

1974: Solo exhibition of southern French landscapes that had been collected over five years at Nihonbashi Toho Gallery

1978 First solo exhibition of Burgundy landscapes at Galerie Nido in Paris

Exhibited at FIAC'82 ( Grand Palais, Paris ) in 1982

1985 Gouache Exhibition at the Nagoya Nichido Gallery

January 1986: Solo exhibition at Galerie Motte in Geneva

1987: Family exhibition at the Ende Gallery, Amsterdam

1988 Solo exhibition at the Basel Art Fair '88

1989 Solo exhibition at Gallery Nichido, Tokyo

1990 Solo exhibition at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store and Sapporo Mitsukoshi

1992 Solo exhibition at Takashimaya (also held in Yokohama, Kyoto, Gifu, Okayama, and Osaka in 1994 , 1996 , 1998 , and 2002 )

1996 Gouache Exhibition at Takanawa Gallery, Ginza

1998: First solo exhibition at Beckett Fine Art, Toronto, Canada

2000 Small works exhibition at Ginza Takanawa Gallery

January 2001: Solo exhibition at Nagoya Mitsukoshi. October 2001 : Solo exhibition at Funabashi Seibu.

Gouache Exhibition at Takashimaya Nihonbashi in January 2002

2003 Solo exhibition at Nihonbashi Takashimaya (Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Gifu, Nagoya, Yokohama, Yonago, Okayama)

2004: 4th solo exhibition at Beckett Fine Art, Toronto, Canada

Solo exhibition at Takanawa Gallery from April 5 to April 11 , 2006. Solo exhibition at Nihonbashi Takashimaya

2007/9/15 - 10/6 5th solo exhibition at Beckett Fine Art, Toronto, Canada

Solo exhibition at Takanawa Gallery from November 2 to November 14 , 2009

Died on December 27th in Oiso, Kanagawa Prefecture

2010/2/15 - 2/25 Migishi Kotaro Memorial Exhibition held at Ginza Takanawa Gallery