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Toshi Yoshida was the eldest son of Hiroshi Yoshida. Like his father he undertook extensive travels all over the world. His trips took him to the U.S.A., Canada, India, Africa, Australia and even to the Antarctica. Most of his print subjects are focused on landscapes or animals depicted in a realistic style. After the death of his father Hiroshi Yoshida, he even experimented in abstract art for a while but returned to realistic landscape prints.
Auction Catalog by Artist Toshi Yoshida 1911-1995 - artelino | Biography Toshi Yoshida
Toshikata Mizuno studied the art of woodblock making with Taiso Yoshitoshi from the early age of 13, later Japanese style painting with Watanabe Shotei. At the age of 20 he became a porcelain painter. He later worked as an illustrator and print maker. Toshikata Mizuno produced many Sino-Japanese war prints. Other preferred subjects were beautiful women, children and kuchi-e.
Auction Catalog by Artist Toshikata Mizuno 1866-1908 - artelino | Biography Toshikata Mizuno
Yoshitoshi is considered to be one of the greatest artists of the Meiji era. He started his career as a pupil of Kuniyoshi. Yoshitoshi produced a number of famous print series during his lifetime - the most famous ones being the '100 Aspects of the Moon', series about beautiful women and his ghost series. Until his early fourties, the artist's life was a struggle for financial survival. Only in his late years he found public recognition and commercial success. Yoshitoshi suffered from depression and mental illness and died at the age of 53 from a cerebral hermorrhage.
Auction Catalog by Artist Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (Taiso) 1839-1892 - artelino | Biography Yoshitoshi Taiso
Notes: also Yoshitoshi Tsukioka
Yumeji Takehisa is very famous and popular in Japan as painter, illustrator and printmaker of the Taisho period (1912-1926). Tokyo dedicated a museum exclusively to his paintings, watercolors and prints. The artist was active in the hanga movement and a close friend of Koshiro Onchi. His style is characterized as Western romanticism in a positive meaning. The preferred subjects of the artist were beautiful women (bijin-ga).
Auction Catalog by Artist Yumeji Takehisa 1884-1934 - artelino | Biography Yumeji Takehisa