Shoichi Hasegawa, painter and printmaker, was born in Yazu, Japan in 1929. After completing studies in drawing and painting at the Kokuga Institute in Kyoto and his first solo exhibition was mounted in Yazu in 1957.
In 1961 he moved to Paris and began working at Atelier 17. His work was soon included in collective exhibitions including the Salon des Jeunes Peintres, Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, International Biennale of Engraving in Ljubljana, and the Biennale of Engraving in Cracow. He has had over sixty solo exhibitions of his work since 1957.