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 - Lovely view of the torii gate at the entrance to the Shrine of the Paper-Makers in Fukui, an area famous for its handmade paper. A family strolls along the road, dwarfed by the towering banner at left and the tall trees at right. Traditional buildings line the street, with a stone marker at right and tree-covered mountains in the distance. Beautifully colored with a warm sense of light. A wonderful design by Toshi Yoshida.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin (with chop), with red artist's seal in image
Titled - Shrine of the Paper-Makers, Fukui, in English and Japanese
Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Image Size - 14 5/8" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.