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

Lake Kawaguchi Lake Kawaguchi #280085 Azechi, Umetaro, 1902-1999 SOLD
Wadatsu Ryuotaro Masatatsu Wadatsu Ryuotaro Masatatsu #281177 Yoshitoshi, Taiso, 1839-1892 $500
Lotus Pond Lotus Pond #FWG16373 Unread $25
Skirt of Mt. Fuji Skirt of Mt. Fuji #910416 Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957 $1,200