Akira Komoto

Akira Komoto is a Japanese artist and photographer, whose photographs often show his artworks in the open air. Born Masaaki Komoto (小本 昌彰Komoto Masaaki) in Ōmori-ku, Tokyo (now Ōta-ku, Tokyo) in 1935, Komoto was brought up in Seki, Gifu Prefecture. He studied at Gifu University, graduating in 1958; and until 1962 at the graduate school of Tokyo University of Education (now Tsukuba University).

Nomoto has created paintings, prints, and photographs from the 1960s. From the 1980s these have gained critical acclaim outside Japan, bringing Nomoto invitations to Spain and elsewhere in Europe.

From 1971 to 1974 Nomoto taught at Gifu College of Education (now Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University); since 1994 he has been teaching at Joshibi University of Art and Design.[2]