ARIMA Toshihiko (1925-) Western-style painter. Born in Kagoshima Prefecture. Currently resides in Shizuoka Prefecture. Presented works at an exhibition in 1943 while attending a normal school. Moved to Tokyo in 1950 and studied under Iwai Yaichiro. Appointed to the Issen art review committee in 1955, served as a judge for Shinkaijusha, and then became independent and developed art activities by holding personal exhibitions. Held personal exhibitions in Nihonbashi, Tokyo every year for a total of 26 times beginning in 1970. In 1990 he moved from Tokyo, where he had lived for 40 years, to Shizuoka in order to paint Fuji. Paints still objects, people, and landscapes. Many works are paintings of Sakurajima and Fuji. Received an art grand prize in 2000 at an Asian Exhibition. Received the Rafaelo grand prize at an Italian Exhibition and a Paris art selection award at a France Exhibition World Gallery Contest. Received a Japan-Thailand Exchange Imperial grand prize. Received the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Rays. Received the 21st Century World Museum grand prize. Founding member of the World Peace Artist Association. Currently teaches painting to middle-aged and elderly people at community centers.
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