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Artist of the moment…..Fujio Yoshida


Fujio Yoshida was born into the great Yoshida family of artists. Fujio Yoshida was born in Japan in the year 1887. Her mother (Rui, Yoshida) and her father (Kasaburo Yoshida) were both artists.

Yoshida worked in many styles over here career and including with works that depict large flowers. The artist also painted wonderful landscapes and also abstract works. The artist started in the art world with paintings of Japan painted in watercolors.

Her first solo exhibition took place in 1980.

Fujio Yoshida passed away in 1987 at 99 years of age.

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What a great sense of design! The large floral paintings of one flower seen from a close view point are often compared to the American painter Georgia O’Keeffe. In a family of artists, she was the first renowned female painter.



Artist of the moment…..Yoshida Hodaka

Yoshida Hodaka was born in the year 1926 to a very artistic family, both parents were painters of Western style art and then after 1925 both artists followed the shin hanga movement. His parents both were printmakers and also painters in watercolour and oils. His father wanted the artist to become a scientist. He further disappointed his father by choosing an abstract painting style, rather than the more Western style of his parents. And older brother named Toshi was also an artist.

Below an example of his father Hiroshi¬† Yoshida’s style of art:


And an example of art from his mother Fujio Yoshida:


Yoshida Hodaka enjoyed using items from cultures from around the world. He was also among the first to use use photo transfers in his art, another reason he is associated with the modernist movement.

Yoshida Hodaka married another artist, Chizuko Yoshida. She is famous for her butterfly prints, I have done a post on her work already but here is a great example of her butterfly imagery.


The couple had a son who is a jewelry maker. Another daughter named Ayomi Yoshida is also an artist who makes installations and also woodblock prints. Below an example of her artwork with a print of water.


Yoshida Hodaka passed away in 1995. Fortunately there are many other artists in this family to carry on the creative vision.

What a family of artists!

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Artist of the moment…..Hiroshi Yoshida

Hiroshi Yoshida was a renowned Japanese artist who spent the first forty years of his life concentrating on painting before finding his love of printmaking. Hiroshi Yoshida was born in the year 1876 in Kurume, Japan. The artist started his career by practicing the classical Western style of painting and specialized in landscapes. For his artistic education he apprenticed under two world renown painters Tamura Shoryu and Koyama Shotaro.

Price range information: The artist produced prints and original watercolor paintings ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

The Yoshida family includes 8 professional artists including Fujio Yoshida, the artist’s wife, also a renown woodblock artist.

His printmaking style reminds me of Warhol in that he makes many versions of the same image and by varying the colors used ends up with very different moods in each piece.

In this clip a wonderful collection of prints by Hiroshi Yoshida:

What I enjoy most about this artist is that he loved to travel so you may recognize some work of his as he has probably painted a location in your country. For instance in the gallery you may recognize a print of the Grand Canyon of the United States. One famous image is of the Taj Mahal, and the artist produced 6 different prints each with a different mood.

Hiroshi Yoshida passed away in 1950.


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.