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 - The old, gnarly cherry tree blossoming in the springtime is a classic Japanese image and a Toshi Yoshida masterpiece. The beautiful background effect against the tree and flowers is stunning. Wonderful scene with birds in the old cherry tree branches.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin (with chop), with red artist's seal within the image
Titled - Cherry Blossoms, English and Japanese
Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Image Size - 19 3/4" x 12" (rare extra large woodlock print)
Condition - Excellent, no toning, tears, not mounted, full margins