Pine Tree of the Friendly Garden
Artist: Toshi Yoshida
Medium: Woodblock print
Size: 40 x 78 cm

Toshi Yoshida (1911-1995) was a Japanese painter and printmaking artist associated with the sōsaku-hanga movement in the early 20th century, and son of shin-hanga artist Hiroshi Yoshida. Toshi learned much of his technique from his father and at 19 went on a sketching trip to India and Southeast Asia with him.

In 1950, after the death his father, Toshi distinguished himself by creating abstract works for the first time. He went on to make over 300 of these non-objective woodblock prints. His works are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Original woodblock print „Pine Tree of the Friendly Garden” by Toshi Yoshida was published in 1980. Commissioned by the Franklin Gallery. This print is one part of the triptych created by the artist (Bamboo of the Friendly Garden and Plum tree of the Friendly Garden).

Framed in an original wooden frame and glazed with mint silk.

This work was a Gift Aided donation to FARA Chiswick.

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