Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Sacred Grove, 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.
Sacred Grove - This beautiful print is one of Yoshida’s best images. The lovely scene, void of people, shows a tiny temple surrounded by towering pine trees. It is easy to get lost in this calm place, among the trees, in a moment of silence.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin and Japanese within the image (with chop)
Titled - Sacred Grove, English and Japanese
Image size - 9 1/2" x 6 3/4"
Condition - Excellent, no toning, tears, not mounted, full margins