Artist of the moment……..Toko Shinoda

Toko Shinoda was one of the foremost Japanese printmaker and she is still alive today at 100 years of age! I enjoy reading about artists who live to be 100 years or older and some already profiled here include Martha Walters and Grandma Moses. Toko Shinoda was born on March 28th on 1913. Shinoda has worked with ink and prints. Her style is a mixture of abstraction and calligraphy.

Shinoda began to teach calligraphy in 1935.

Toko Shinoda was born in Manchuria where her father ran a tobacco factory. In 1914 the family moved to Tokyo, Japan.

Toko Shinoda visited the United States in the mid 1950s where she became influenced by the Abstract Expressionist movement. Shinoda began to experiment with abstract works in the late 1940s.

In this clip a wonderful montage of works by Toko Shinoda:

For her printmaking works Shinoda prefers to work with lithography. Shinoda began to work with lithography in the late 1960s.

In her brushwork Shinoda is trying to evoke nature. Some themes include wind or aromas.

Price range information: Works range from $500 to $30,000.


1 Comment »

  1. nannus Said:

    Great! I like this artis’s work a lot. Thanks.

    If you like 100 years old artists you should have a look at Karl Otto Götz (KO Götz), who hopefully will turn 100 on February 22nd, 2014.

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