Toshio Yoshida

1928 · Japan

Artist biography

Toshio Yoshida is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in Japan. Toshio Yoshida was born in 1928. Also born in Japan around 1928 and of the same generation are Yayoi Kusama, Yoko Ono and Daidō Moriyama.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Toshio Yoshida is represented by Fergus McCaffrey | New York in the United States. Toshio Yoshida's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Japan Is America at Fergus McCaffrey | New York in the United States. The exhibition was open from 29 October 2019 until 17 January 2020.

Toshio Yoshida in private collections

Brad Bose on Artland includes Toshio Yoshida's works, as well as other works produced by prominent figures of the Art world, such as Won Sou-Yeol, Farhad Farzali, and Sarah Derat.

Further Biographical Context for Toshio Yoshida

Born in 1928, Toshio Yoshida was largely inspired by the 1950s growing up. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Toshio Yoshida

  • Artworks in Collections 3
  • Exhibitions 1

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