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 - Quiet scene of village life in Harima, with children playing in the street lined with traditional buildings. One boy in a striped red shirt sits atop a pile of logs, while a man strolls along the road further on. Gently rolling tan hills fill the horizon beneath a softly shaded blue sky changing to violet. A charming subject with soft, warm color.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin (with chop), with red artist's seal within image
Titled - Village in Harima, in English and Japanese
Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Image Size - 9 1/2" x 14 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - In pristine condition with full margins and no issues to report. This print has never been mounted.