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 - Terrific image of a mimizuku or eagle owl perched on the branch of an oak tree in autumn, beautifully framed by leaves rendered in warm tones of golden yellow, burnt orange, olive green, and brown. Wonderful detail in the bird's feathers and the rugged texture of the bark. In addition to his landscapes, Toshi Yoshida designed many prints of animals in their natural habitats. A striking design, carefully observed and beautifully drawn.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin (with chop), in Japanese with red artist's seal "Yoshida" within image
Publisher - Self-published
Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Image Size - 14 1/2" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Light crease at corner. Faint ink mark and a couple very small rubbed spots. Please see photos for details. Good overall.