Biography Shimojima Toru (1947 - ?)
Shimojima Toru (下島享) was born in Takayama City (Gifu prefecture) in 1947.
From 1973 on he studied oil-painting, architectural design and printmaking; as far as printmaking is concerned he is self-taught. In 1985 he went to France to study. His favourites were Giacometti and Cézanne. In 1986 he had his first independent solo art exhibition.
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