Blending Abstract and Calligraphy Toko Shinoda

Toko Shinoda, one of the foremost Japanese artists of the 20th century, whose work married the ancient serenity of calligraphy with the modernist urgency of Abstract Expressionism, died on Monday at a hospital in Tokyo. She was 107. Her death was announced by Allison Tolman, her gallerist in the United States. A painter and printmaker,…