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

Koharu, the Heroine in Koharu, the Heroine in "Shinju Ten no Amijima" #121003 Keigetsu, Kikuchi, 1879-1952 $150
Swan and Reeds Swan and Reeds #WPOS17 Shoson, Ohara, 1877-1945 $300
Three Butterflies (Green) Three Butterflies (Green) #15198701 Hamaguchi, Yozo, 1909-2000 $3,000
Irises and Dragonfly Irises and Dragonfly #240554 Unread $100