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Biography Ishikawa, Toraji (1875 - 1964)

Born in Kochi, Ishikawa Toraji quickly made a name for himself as a Western-style painter and watercolourist. In 1902 he was one of the founding members of the Taiheiyôgakai, an association of Western-style painters, and subsequently he travelled in Europe and USA, like so many of his contemporaries at the time. He participated in exhibitions there, and he also exhibited in Japan at the Teiten and Bunten. He is also known for a limited number of woodblock prints, some seascapes and a series of ten nudes, which he made in 1934. He kept painting until the very end of his life.



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