Hiroshi Yoshida: A Retrospective

生誕140年 吉田博展 山と水の風景
生誕140年 吉田博展 山と水の風景
生誕140年 吉田博展 山と水の風景

A landscape painter, woodblock print artist and amateur mountaineer considered one of the foremost representatives of the shin-hanga ('new prints') style that flourished in the first half of the 20th century, Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950) was an eager cosmopolitan in an era when very few Japanese had the opportunity to travel overseas. The Fukuoka native journeyed to the US in the final years of the 1800s, exhibiting in Detroit, Boston and Washington DC to great acclaim. Yoshida later set sail for Europe and India as well, soaking up influences for his crisp, modern works that often featured non-Japanese subjects depicted in an ukiyo-e style. This retrospective, held to commemorate 140 years since Yoshida's birth, takes over Shinjuku's Sompo Japan Museum with a career-spanning oeuvre of over 200 pieces.