Artist of the moment…..Chizuko Yoshida

Chizuko Yoshida is one of few women artists working in the Japanese tradition of the woodblock. Chizuko Yoshida was born in the year 1924. Like many other families included here from the Wyeths, to the Ashevak, to the Peale family, the Yoshida family is renowned throughout Japan for their artistic talents as a family.

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For her collegiate education Yoshida attended Hongo Art Institute.

Her husband’s name was Hodaka Yoshida. He lived from 1926 to 1995. He was a woodblock artist with a modern twist. Below an example of his style. I love to look at comparisons with artists from the same family. For instance looking at a works of the Gruppe family or my favorite painter of snow, Guy Wiggins. Its great to look at the paintings and see what stylistic points they picked up from other family members. Hodaka Yoshida enjoyed using symmetry in his artwork.


In addition Hodaka’s mother named Fujio Yoshida, was also a renowned artist. She enjoyed printmaking and here is an example of her style.


Chizuko and husband Hodaka Yoshida’s daughter is also a woodblock artist. Its very out of the ordinary to have three female artists come from one family. Talk about a dynasty!

Yoshida is included in the collection of the British Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, The Yokohama Museum of Art in Japan.


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