Born in Osaka, Japan, Hiro Ichikawa (1959-2017) studied painting and drawing at Suidobata Art Academy. After moving to the United States, he graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA. Ichikawa’s art has been featured in numerous national and international solo and group exhibitions at galleries and museums.
His paintings are in the permanent collection of Okawa Museum of Art, located in the City of Kiryū, where Ichikawa lived and worked before coming to New York. Kiryū, Japan is known for his geography of lovely green hills, mountains and two rivers which flow through the city perhaps providing early inspiration to the Artist in his youth.