SHINODA Toko (b. 1913) - lithograph
28" x 21"
SHINODA Toko is the "doyenne" of contemporary Japanese art. Now 107, the artist is known for the stylistic calligraphic brushstrokes that she brings to life in both her lithographs and her paintings, often in black and any of a mind boggling variety of grays. It is because of the intentional breathing room she gives her compositions -- the juxtaposition of empty space and deliberate, controlled brush strokes -- that her work is so vibrant and alive.
Shinoda-san has not released any lithographs since 2007 so this is a rare gem. I am presently concentrating on her paintings, a few of which you can view here.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York
British Museum, London
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, U.S.A.
Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Luxembourg Royal Collection
Metropolitan Museum, New York
Museum Folkwang, Essn, Germany
Museum fur Ostasiatische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Rijksmuseum Kröller - Müller, Otterlo, The Netherlands
Singapore Art Museum
National Museum of Asian Art, Washington D.C.
Smith College Museum of Art, USA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Stadtisches Museum den Haag, The Netherlands
The Art Institute of Chicago, U.S.A.
The Ford Foundation Collection, New York, U.S.A.
The Rockefeller Foundation Collection, New York, U.S.A.
Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, Haifa, Israel
Toko Shinoda Art Space, Seki City, Gifu
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne