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

Echizen Province: Tsuruga, Kehi Pine Grove Echizen Province: Tsuruga, Kehi Pine Grove #280999 Hiroshige, Ando, 1797-1858 SOLD
A Passing Rain A Passing Rain #FWG19813 Shinsui, Ito, 1898-1972 SOLD
Nude and Stained Glass Nude and Stained Glass #271031 Sekino, Jun'ichiro, 1914-1988 $1,200
Spirit of the Heron Maiden Spirit of the Heron Maiden #270103 Kokyo, Taniguchi, 1864-1915 SOLD