Toshi Yoshida (1911-1995) was a Japanese artist known for his woodblock prints. Born to parents who were both artists and printmakers, Toshi began to study art at a young age; learning to paint at 3 and woodblock print at 13. He attended the Taiheiyo Art School from 1925-1929 where he studied oil painting. Throughout the early years of Yoshida's art career he struggled between fidelity to his father's legacy and artistic autonomy. After the death of his father in 1950, Yoshida broke free from naturalism, producing three hundred abstract prints over the next 20 years. From 1971 till his death, he returned to focusing on representational art. Toshi Yoshida's work is held in the permanent collections of museums around the world.