Butterflies, Foggy Evening by Chizuko Yoshida

Butterflies, Foggy Evening by Chizuko Yoshida

Butterflies, Foggy Evening

Chizuko Yoshida

Title

Butterflies, Foggy Evening

 
Artist

Chizuko Yoshida

  1924 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1982  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
21 1/2 x 16 1/4" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
14 of 180  
Annotations
pencil titled (in Japanese), dated, and editioned; "C-7" on verso 
Reference
 
Paper
soft ivory wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
17285 
Price
$750.00 
Description

Chizuku Inoue was exposed to the Japanese woodcut tradition while studying with Kitaoka Fumio. She later married into the famous Yoshida family, marrying Hiroshi Yoshida's son, Hodaka Yoshida, also a noted printmaker.

Chizuku is best known for her color woodcut of butterflies. These prints proved to be very popular, and commissions for new versions, in both large and small sizes, occupied her for many years. Her earlier works were abstract and often three-dimensional.

In an interview in 2000, she acknowledged the difficulty of escaping one’s own success, admitting that she continued to make butterfly prints long after she had grown tired of the subject simply because they sold so well.

The largest collection of her works can be found in the Yokohama Museum of Art, with works also in the British Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art, and the Tokyo International Museum of Modern Art.