Toshi Yoshida (1911-1995) born to parents who were artists, Began to study art at an early age; learning to paint at 3. Attended the Taiheiyo Art School (1925-1929) where he studied oil painting. During his early he struggled between fidelity to his father's legacy and artistic autonomy. After his father's death in 1950, Toshi 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.