Yamaguchi, Gen, about 1896-1976

Born in Shizuoka prefecture; moved to Tokyo at an early age. Given name Gengo. First sought information on moku-hanga technique from Fujimori Shizuo when both men were in Taiwan. Later he studied with Onchi Koshiro. Employed various materials for printing nonobjective compositions as Onchi did. Exhibited with Nihon Hanga Kyokai from mid-1930s; member from 1943. Contributed to every set of Ichimokushu. Exhibited with Kokugakai. Represented at Grenchen and awarded major prizes at Ljubljana in 1956 and Lugano in 1958. Abstract prints strongly influenced by Onchi. Sometimes used the name Gen in roman script as a signature.** 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 the Artist's Son as a Baby: Woodblock and Drawing Portrait of the Artist's Son as a Baby: Woodblock and Drawing #271018 Sekino, Jun'ichiro, 1914-1988 $6,500
One Day in East Africa No. 3 One Day in East Africa No. 3 #89161909 Yoshida, Toshi, 1911-1995 $900
Warriors in a Boat Warriors in a Boat #280602 Mori, Yoshitoshi, 1898-1993 $800
Field Field #16101601 Hamaguchi, Yozo, 1909-2000 $1,500