Yoshitoshi 芳年

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi was considered the last great master of ukiyo-e. He is known for his images of extreme violence and bloody imagery as well his sensitive images of esquisite beauty.  He inherited from his teacher Kuniyoshi the ability to capture the essence of a story in a single image. John Stevenson has written several books on this great master, including Yoshitoshi's major series of One Hundred Aspects of the Moon, Thirty-six Ghosts and others. As an artist, Yoshitoshi continued to innovate and build on his unique style throughout his life. He kept improving artistically as his career lengthened. Egenolf Gallery has specialized in Yoshitoshi since Herbert Egenolf published two catalogs on the artist in the 1970s.