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

Buddha Buddha #250201 Saito, Kiyoshi, 1907-1997 $2,000
Morning Mist Morning Mist #891616 Yoshida, Toshi, 1911-1995 $700
Plover near the Seaside with a Crescent Moon Plover near the Seaside with a Crescent Moon #WPOS02 Shoson, Ohara, 1877-1945 $300
she laughed his joy she cried his griefTwenty-Two Cherries XIV she laughed his joy she cried his griefTwenty-Two Cherries XIV #151993131 Hamaguchi, Yozo, 1909-2000 $6,000