Hiroshi Yoshida - Hiroshi Yoshida was one of the most famous woodblock print artists of the 20th century and a leader in the shin-hanga or new print movement in Japan. He and his son, Toshi, traveled Japan and the globe, examining and sketching the people and places around them. Best known for his beautiful landscapes, his prints are richly detailed and he was especially skilled at capturing the effects of light and reflections on water. After 1925, Hiroshi Yoshida began self-publishing his own works, hiring his own carvers and printers and supervising them very closely. He was a highly skilled carver and printer in his own right, using a special "jizuri" seal to denote the designs he worked on himself. His lovely woodblocks are beautiful examples of 20th century Japanese printmaking.
Grand Canyon, 1925 - Beautiful view looking out over the Grand Canyon, the rock formations bathed in softly glowing light. The quality of light and color is exquisite, starting at the top with hazy pale pinks and blues, moving to brighter yellows and oranges with blue-gray shadows in the center, to deeper grays, blues, and browns in sharper focus in the foreground. An incredibly lovely rendering of this iconic landmark, and a highly desirable subject from Hiroshi Yoshida's "United States" series. Pencil signed in bottom margin.
Signed - Hiroshi Yoshida in pencil in bottom margin (very faint)
Publisher - Self-published
Artist - Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950)
Image Size - 9 3/4" x 14 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Drying holes in top corners. Light toning, a few creases. Please see photos for details.