Hiroshi yoshida (1876 1950) japanese painter (a c )
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Hiroshi Yoshida is known as a Western-style painter and printmaker.Born in Kurume, he lived and worked in Tokyo. He first paintedlandscapes in oil, but won early fame as a watercolorist. He developed aninterest in printmaking in 1920 and self-printed all of his work exceptinghis first seven prints. His early printwork depicted views of Swiss andAmerican landscapes.Fond of traveling, Yoshida was also an avid alpinist, with mountains andwater figuring prominently in his works. A significant contributor to andorganizer of important exhibitions at the Toledo Museum of Art,Yoshidas work was well represented, with 113 prints in the 1930 showand 66 prints in 1936. A romantic realist, Yoshidas style resembles that ofan English 19th Century watercolorist applied to Japanese themes.He traveled to America in 1899. Hiroshi Yoshida is noted for the subtlecolors and naturalistic atmosphere. His works won numerous prizes inJapan and in the world, gaining strong Western influences during histravels. He later established the Japan Alpine Artist Association.