Toyohiro (1773 - 1828) was born and raised in Edo and entered the studio of Toyoharu alongside his contemporary Toyokuni in 1782. Studying both ukiyo-e and Kano painting, Toyohiro worked mostly in hosoban (long and narrow prints) and surimono (privately commissioned greeting cards) formats. He was also an innovator in the landscape print genre. An elegant and graceful artist, Toyohiro is best known for his teaching and influencing the famous landscape printer, Hiroshige.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. - Pablo Picasso