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Hodaka Yoshida
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Second son of Hiroshi Yoshida; Studied: Tokyo University. Exhibitions include: Biennales of Tokyo, Ljubljana, Krakow, Sao Paolo, Paris. Awards include: Lugana International Print Biennale; International Print Biennale, Korea.Died November 1995. A son of the shin hanga artist Yoshida Hiroshi, Yoshida Hodaka embraced the principles of sosaku hanga, carving and printing his own blocks. Beginning in 1955 he and his wife, Yoshida Chizuko, began to travel frequently, visiting Mexico several times. There he became acquainted with the pre-Columbian art that would become an important influence for his work. Yoshida Hodaka was among the first Japanese artists to teach printmaking in America, leading classes in 1957 at universities in Hawaii and Oregon and at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine. Volk, Alicia. MADE IN JAPAN Postwar Creative Print Movement. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Museum in association with University of Washington Press, 2005, page 115. (hgs 5/11/09)