Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
1839-1892 Ukiyoe painter. A pupil of Kuniyoshi. In the end of Edo period, he attempted to get out of the Kuniyoshi ’s style in the warrior painting, actor painting, and beauty, instead produced many atrocity prints with cruel depictions reflecting the times’ trend, which brought him a nickname “Bloddy Yoshitoshi ”. In the Meiji period, he began to produce the multi-color print newspaper, his creativity never dried out. He made a greatest success among the Ukiyoe painters of the times most of whom were fading away.