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

Portrait of an Actor Portrait of an Actor #260353 Shunsen, Natori, 1886-1960 $1,200
Satomi Jirotaro Yoshinari Satomi Jirotaro Yoshinari #281164 Yoshitoshi, Taiso, 1839-1892 SOLD
Ex Libris and Ephemera Ex Libris and Ephemera #271087 Sekino, Jun'ichiro, 1914-1988 SOLD
Rapture Rapture #FWG19809 Shinoda, Toko, b. 1913 SOLD