Artist / Illustrator Hiroshi Watanabe

  • 1961
  • Born in Osaka,Japan
  • 1984
  • Received an award for Excellence in New York ADC Award,
    an Honorable Mention in Nikkei Advertisement Prize,
    and many other awards.

    With sheer expressive power and beautiful yet gentle hues,
    his pastel paintings have received much acclaim not only in Japan, but worldwide.
    He has worked for many years as an illustrator for company advertisements
    as well as a wide range of other activities including designing postage stamps,
    TV advertising, merchandise, and designs on the walls of public buildings.
    In terms of his painting career, he has held gallery sponsored exhibitions
    at domestic and international locations such as art shops and department stores.

    In addition, he periodically hosts private exhibitions that expand upon his image.


  • 1987
  • IBM・ABC&PI Exhibition Grand prize
  • 1987
  • 4th The Choice in magazine “illustration” Grand prize
  • 1988
  • Japan Catalog・Poster Exhibition Section prize
  • 1988
  • New York ADC Award
  • 1989
  • Hokkaido Newspaper Advertisement Grand prize
  • 1991
  • New York ADC Award
  • 1991
  • 8th The Choice in magazine “illustration” Special prize
  • 1992
  • New York ADC Award
  • 1993
  • Japan Industrial Advertisement Section prize
  • 1994
  • Nikkei Advertisement Section prize
  • 1996
  • New York illustration Society International Section prize
  • 1998
  • Japan Packaging Competition Section prize