Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Cherry Blossoms, 1941
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.
Cherry Blossoms - The old, gnarly cherry tree blossoming in the springtime is a classic Japanese image and a Toshi Yoshida masterpiece. The beautiful background effect against the tree and flowers is stunning. Wonderful scene with birds in the old cherry tree branches.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin and Japanese within the image (with chop)
Titled - Cherry Blossoms, English and Japanese
Image size - 19 3/4" x 12" (rare extra large woodlock print)
Condition - Excellent, no toning, tears, not mounted, full margins