Original Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995) Japanese Woodblock Print
Chimney Forest, 1985
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 - Fascinating view of a city skyline in dark silhouette, the rooftops studded with chimneys. The solid black of the silhouette creates a striking contrast with the warm brown tones of the detailed masonry in the foreground and the beautiful orange sky. A striking modern image and a great choice for display.
- Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin (with chop)
- Self-published, later edition
Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Image Size - 9 3/8" x 14 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.