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 view of the grounds of Morinji Temple in spring, the sky bathed with a soft peach early morning glow. Buildings are nestled among the trees and foliage on the far bank, and a fisherman sits at the water's edge at right, another man fishing from his boat nearby. The trees are shadowed in delicate tones of lavender, gray, and pink, and flock of birds flies high overhead. A lovely design filled with a wonderful sense of light.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin and Japanese within the image (with chop)
Publisher - Self-published
Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Image Size - 9 1/2" x 14 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.