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.
From the Yoshida Family Archives - This print comes from a group of Toshi Yoshida woodblocks we recently acquired from the Yoshida family. The stock comes directly from the Yoshida archives, and includes some rare designs not commonly seen on the market. Since these prints were not originally intended for sale, some are lacking a printed title or other information in the margins. A great opportunity to acquire a classic Toshi Yoshida design with an interesting provenance.
Toshi Yoshida's Abstract Prints - After the death of his father in 1950, Toshi Yoshida began a period of experimentation with abstract woodblock print designs. These works feature bold, abstract shapes and lines, complemented by sophisticated color and wonderful textures. Toshi Yoshida created nearly 300 abstract prints, the majority of these from the mid-1950s through the 1960s, many of them published in small, limited editions. These dramatic prints have a distinctly modern, graphic appeal, and show another side of Toshi's amazing creativity. A fantastic choice for the collector interested in modern woodblocks, each print is hand signed, dated, and titled.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in pencil in bottom margin, dated 1956
Titled - Series of Black and White, B, in pencil in English in bottom margin
Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Image Size - 11 1/8" x 19 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Drying holes at right corners. Slight toning, a few creases, stains. Please see photos for details.
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