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Crabs, 1925 by Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)

Original Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995) Japanese Woodblock Print
Crabs, 1925

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 - Charming image of two crabs with shells in shades of rosy pink. The earliest woodblock designed by Toshi Yoshida, created when he was just 14 years old. As a child, he loved to sketch animals and his first woodblocks were of animals and birds.

Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English at lower right (with chop)
Publisher - Self-published, later edition

Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)

Image Size - Sheet size 7 3/4" x 11 1/4"

Condition - Excellent color and detail. No issues to report.

Crabs, 1925 by Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Crabs, 1925 by Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)