Usen, Ogawa, 1868-1938

Born in Edo. Given name was originally Taro; later changed to Mokichi; also referred to as Soju Usen. Studied Western-style painting with Honda Kinkichiro. Became manga artist and illustrator. Worked for Yomiuri shinbun and Heimin shinbun companies. Member Japan Fine Art Academy from 1917. Works include Three Idiots (Sangusha), an album of moku-hanga and haiga, published in 1912.** Taken in whole, or in part, with permission from: Merritt, Helen and Nanako Yamada. Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975. University of Hawaii Press: Honolulu. 1992.

Artwork

Fukoroi Fukoroi #260690 Sekino, Jun'ichiro, 1914-1988 $500
Kyoto Kyoto #240242 Saito, Kiyoshi, 1907-1997 $1,800
Winter in Aizu Winter in Aizu #200787 Saito, Kiyoshi, 1907-1997 $1,500
Bunraku Bunraku #121008 Goun, Nishimura, 1877-1938 $100