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 is images of sensitive 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.