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 - Handsome view of the entrance and garden of the Hakone Museum in autumn, the trees and foliage in warm tones of red, orange, and gold. A pathway curves toward the entryway at right while another leads to the pond beyond with a waterfall rushing over the rocky hillside beyond. White smoke rises above the gray mountains in the distance, perhaps from burning brush or leaves. A lovely design, beautifully colored.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin and Japanese within the image (with chop)
Publisher - Self-published, later edition
Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Image Size - 14 5/8" 9" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent, no toning, tears, not mounted, full margins