Tadashige Nishida (b. 1942) was born on Amami Oshima Island and studied at Chiba University. In the 1960’s he went to Spain and then to the USA to study as a post graduate. His work concentrates on depictions of cats, though he also has produced a number of studies of trees and Mount Fuji. His style is rooted in traditional Japanese woodblock printing, but bears the influence of the western styles and the compositional techniques that he was exposed to during his time in Europe and the United States.
"The source of genius is imagination alone, the refinement of the senses that sees what others do not see, or sees them differently." - Eugene Delacroix