by Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
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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.
Myoko Hot Spring, 1955 - Terrific scene of Myoko Hot Spring from a vantage point high in the mountains. Tall pine trees covered with snow frame the view of the buildings below and a distant village nestled at the foot of the mountains. An attractive winter scene, with the "Jikoku" seal in the upper left margin to indicate that Toshi Yoshida carved the blocks for this print himself. A lovely lifetime edition, pencil signed in the bottom margin.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in pencil in bottom margin, with jikoku seal
Publisher - Self-published
Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Image Size - 14 5/8" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Drying holes in left corners. Slight toning, a few creases at edges. Please see photos for details.
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