Events & Programs
Curator Talk: Yoshida Toshi
Art - Lecture/Discussion
Thursday, June 13, 2013
5:30 PM-6:30 PM
"Yoshida Toshi (1911-95)- Surmounting the Odds for the Good of Many" will be led by Louise Virgin (Curator of Asian Art).
The Japanese artist Yoshida Toshi survived polio and training under his demanding father, Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950), to become the innovative head of the famous Yoshida Family Studio. Loyal to his family legacy, Toshi designed landscape prints of scenic places in Japan, as well as in other Asian and Western countries (including the U.S.). Later he also enjoyed creating abstract works as well as scenes of African wildlife. This gallery talk will explore how Toshi's life experiences and quiet dictum, Do not look upward, do not look down. But develop more inside, contributed to his outgoing personality as well as imbued his woodblock prints, paintings and illustrations in an animal picture book series for children, with an understated, harmonious grandeur.
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Suggested Audiences:Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School
Last Modified: May 14, 2013 at 8:40 AM