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 - Wonderful view of an old wisteria in full bloom, the delicate lavender flowers contrasting with the rugged, gnarled branches of the vine below. A terrific, dramatic design with an unusual viewpoint and a striking composition. A lovely choice for display.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin (with chop), with red artist's seal within image
Publisher - Self-published, later edition
Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Image Size - 9 1/2" x 14 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Natural thin spot in paper at top edge. A couple light creases at edges, a few small indents in margins. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.