17.5 x 11.25 inches
Toko Shinoda (1913 -2021) Born in Manchuria, she moved with her family to Tokyo where she studied calligraphy. She had her first solo exhibition in 1936 and by 1945, Shinoda's work evolved into abstraction. In 1953 she exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and in 1959, she was introduced to lithography. Her work reflects the Japanese artistic principle of using blank space as an integral part of her art. This helps to create images of contrasts – bold versus subtle brush strokes, traditional with contemporary, black and white, Asian calligraphy with Western lithography. An internationally acclaimed artist, her work is in the collections of many notable institutions including: Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo), Haifa Museum of Art, Hague National Museum, the British Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art (New York) .