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.


Plovers Over the Waves Plovers Over the Waves #280417 Unread $30
Matsumoto Castle at Night Matsumoto Castle at Night #WPKS08 Shiro, Kasamatsu, 1898-1991 $300
Moonrise at Tokumochi Moonrise at Tokumochi #270146 Hiroaki, Shotei, 1871-1944 SOLD
Matsukaze Matsukaze #210124 Shunsen, Natori, 1886-1960 $900