Yoshida Hiroshi : A Retrospective
End of the exhibition
A painter dubbed the “demon of painting,” who continued to challenge the world with watercolors, oil paintings, and woodblock prints.Princess Diana and psychiatrist Sigmund Freud were among those enamored by his work.
A retrospective exhibition commemorating 140 years since the birth of Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950), a leading landscape painter during the Meiji and Showa eras.
Hiroshi Yoshida was born in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture. His budding talent then led him toTokyo in his mid-teens, where he studied Western-style painting at a private school under Shotaro Koyama. Known by his colleagues as the “demon of painting” for his uncompromising attitude, he traveled to the United States in 1899 where he held several exhibitions, and won acclaim for his watercolor painting technique and the high quality of his work. He later traveled around Europe and the United States, where he presented oil paintings and woodblock prints of various landscapes around the world and Japan, and continued his endeavors through the Taiheiyo Art Association and government-sponsored exhibitions. Yoshida painted a myriad of landscapes to capture natural beauty and is also known for being particularly fond of capturing mountain peaks in his works; he even made a point of climbing the Japanese Alps every year. There is a rich expressiveness present throughout his works, underpinned by his careful attention to nature and assured technique, that has captivated many people both in Japan and around the world, and has left an indelible impression on the history of contemporary Japanese painting.
This exhibition features over 200 carefully-selected watercolors, oil paintings, and woodblock prints ranging from early in his career until his later years that capture the totality of Hiroshi Yoshida and his appeal.
Some of the displays will be changed during the exhibition. First half: July 8–30; Second half: August 1–27
10:00-18:00(Last admission by 17:30)
New Year holidays,and periodically during changes of exhibits
※ open if it is a holiday
※ except July 17th
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