Original Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995) Japanese Woodblock Print
Irozaki, Day, 1961
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 - Beautiful view of the rugged coastline of Irozaki on the Izu Peninsula, the jagged rocks of the shore contrasting with the broad expanse of calm blue ocean. A few boats dot the water and a warm yellow haze spreads along the horizon. Four versions of this subject exist, with different colors to reflect the different times of the day. The other versions are Morning, Afternoon, and Evening. A lovely, serene seascape with soft color and fine bokashi shading.
Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin (with chop), with red artist's seal within the image
Self-published, later edition
Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Image Size - 9 5/8" x 13 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.