Toshi Yoshida - Toshi Yoshida was the son of Hiroshi Yoshida, one of the most famous woodblock print artists of the twentieth 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 the people and places around them.
Although Yoshida's prints span a wide range of subjects, he is most well known for his lovely portrayals of everyday life in Japan and the beautiful countryside. His works often include the human element, adding a sense of scale and a personal quality to his remarkable landscapes. Softly colored and masterfully composed, Toshi Yoshida's evocative woodblock prints capture the beauty of Japan in his own unique style.
Comments - Beautiful evening scene of food wagons lining the street, a warm inviting glow coming from inside beneath the curtains advertising their specialties. A woman strolls past carrying a child on her back beneath her kimono while a dog watches them alertly at right. A charming design with a lovely palette of muted tones.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin and Japanese within the image (with chop)
Publisher - Self-published, later edition
Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Image Size - 6 5/8" x 9 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent, no toning, tears, not mounted, full margins