Born in Tokyo in 1911, Toshi Yoshida was the eldest son of Hiroshi Yoshida. Under his father’s influence, Toshi began to learn painting at age 3 and woodblock printing at age 13. From 1925-29 he studied oil painting at Taiheiyo Art School and in 1929 traveled with his father to India and Southeast Asia. In 1936 Toshi journeyed to China and Korea. In 1952-53 he visited the US and Europe where he exhibited works and lectured about woodblock prints. In 1954 he taught printmaking for one month at the Art Institute of Chicago and since that time has often traveled to the US, Canada, Mexico, Africa, Australia and Antarctica for sketching, exhibitions and lectures. For a few years after the war, he made prints of abstract subjects, but then reverted to prints of scenery and animals. In 1980, Toshi opened the Miasa Cultural Center in Nagano Prefecture where he taught students from many countries, including Carol Jessen and Karyn Young.
Toshi Yoshida work is in the Collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; British Museum; Paris National Library, Seattle Museum of Art and the Krakow National Museum
I would like to know if T. Yoshida painted a portrait for the Chairman of the council of FAO in Rome in the 1993….
somebody could help me?????
I don’t know the specific answer but I would note that he died in 1995 and for some time prior to that was unable to sign his prints by hand due to his illness. Also, there have been paintings signed T Yoshida for auction where the auctioneers could not say if that was Toshi Yoshida or not.
I think http://www.sarugallery.com had a T Yoshida painting who they said was Toshi Yoshida for sale at one time. If you have a Yoshida painting then maybe contact them and see if they’ll provide a photo so you can compare signatures.
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