(1928 - 2002)
Toshimitsu Imai was active/lived in Japan. Toshimitsu Imai is known for painting.
Biography Toshimitsu Imai
Born in Kyoto, Japan in 1928, Toshimitsu Imai was trained at the Tokyo State Art Academy. His style at the earlier stage of his career was identified as Fauvism. In 1952, he won the Best New Artist Award at the 15th Shinseisaku Salon and departed Japan for Paris for study of Medieval history and philosophy. In 1955, under the influence of art critic Michel Tapié, Imai switched his creative style into abstract art. In 1953, Imai was invited to show his works at the São Paulo Biennale. In 1956, he returned to Japan for a group show. In 1960, he was invited to exhibit at Venice Biennale. In 1962, he was recognized as an outstanding contemporary artist at The Fifth Exhibition of Japanese Contemporary Art in Tokyo and the Museum of Modern Art. I
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