Shizuo Ashikaga (1917-91) was born in 1917 in Ehime Prefecture and graduated from Kyoto Municipal Arts University. One of his teacher was Taikan Yokoyama. He was active as a painter and in restoration works of ancient paintings and temples. The artist died in 1991 in Kyoto. Uchida published prints of flowers and birds (kacho-e) in the 1950s by this artist, for which he is the most known.