Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Toshi Yoshida - Toshi Yoshida was the son of Hiroshi Yoshida, one of the most famous woodblock print artists of the 20th century. He followed the family tradition, and centuries old Japanese craft, of woodblock printmaking adopting and developing his signature style. His close relationship with his father was instrumental in the pursuit of his art. Together, father and son traveled Japan, and the globe, examining and sketching people and places around them.
Hiejinja - The bright blossoms of springtime in front of the traditional temple gate make this print a Toshi Yoshida classic. The figures are in traditional clothing, pigeons gather in the courtyard.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin and Japanese within the image (with chop)
Titled - Hiejinja, English and Japanese
Image size - 9 1/4" x 6 5/8"
Condition - Excellent, no toning, tears, not mounted, full margins