Josh Agle

Josh Agle is an American painter and illustrator better known by his nickname Shag.

His art is defined by clean, modern and narrative-based paintings recalling an idealised 1950s and 1960s. With a broad range of themes the art often includes architecture, vivid colours, attractive people, tikis, cocktails and lavish lifestyles.

Shag exhibited his first painting in 1995 and has since then held reviews in many galleries around the United States, Italy, France, Japan, Australia and South America.

Working as an illustrator has given Shag the opportunity to undertake a varied range of projects including collaborating with Disney, the Venetian Casino and the Georgia Aquarium.

The first Shag store opened in Palm Springs in 2010 followed by a second in West Hollywood in 2015. A Shag marketplace is also available online and includes limited edition prints, mugs, books, clocks, clothing and other themed merchandise.