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.
Bruges, 1955 - Intriguing, semi-abstract view of white ducks on the water in Bruges, with willow branches framing the scene from the top and the reflections of buildings along the sides. The background is heavily textured with rippling lines, which create a sense of shimmering water. A fascinating Toshi Yoshida design.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in bottom margin (with chop)
Publisher - Self-published, later edition
Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Image Size - 14 3/4" x 9 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A couple light creases at edges. Please see photos for details. Otherwise excellent condition.