Shin Matsunaga, (Tokyo, Japan, 1940)
Graduated from design course of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in '64. After working in the advertising division of Shiseido Co., Ltd., established Shin Matsunaga Design, Inc. in '71. Awards he received include: JAAC(Japan Advertising Artists Club) Special Prize, Mainichi Design Award, Gold Medal and Honour Award at the 12th International Biennale in Warsaw, Education Minister's Art Encouragement Prize for Freshman, and JAAC Prize Yamana Award. Since '88, held solo exhibitions in the world, Warsaw, Yugoslavia, New York, Puerto Rico, Belgium, Slovenia. In '97 held "Shin Matsunaga Design World" at Sezon Museum of Art, and tour exhibitions at 5 museums in Japan from '96 to '99. Many of his works are in permanent collections at 38 museums in the world including Museum of Modern Art, New York.