by Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
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 image of flooded rice fields in Suizu, the view extending to the ocean beyond. Trees are beginning to change color in autumn, with foliage in warm shades of brown, gold, and yellow. The distant mountains along the horizon are pale lavender against a hazy yellow sky dotted with drifting clouds. A terrific landscape design.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin (with chop), with red artist's seal in image
Titled - Rice-field in Suizu, in English and Japanese
Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Image Size - 9 1/2" x 14 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - In pristine condition with full margins and no issues to report. This print has never been mounted.