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

Cloudy Day at Mizuki in Ibaraki Prefecture Cloudy Day at Mizuki in Ibaraki Prefecture #910454 Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957 $800
Suffer the Little Children Suffer the Little Children #270426 Watanabe, Sadao, 1913-1996 SOLD
Kurokumo Oji Kurokumo Oji #281160 Yoshitoshi, Taiso, 1839-1892 SOLD
Siamese Cat Siamese Cat #261014 Saito, Kiyoshi, 1907-1997 SOLD