Musée No:325.098Regular price £25.00
Traditional Japanese Illustration
Artist: Ohara Koson
Does the name sound familiar but not quite? That is because this Japanese artist went by: Ohara Koson, Ohara Shoson or Ohara Hoson or even the other way round as Shoson Ohara or Hoson Ohara. It is the same artist, don't be confused. Just to make matters even more confusing he was born Ohara Matao in 1877. He studied painting with Suzuki Kason. In the early 1900 he made Russo-Japanese war prints. He had a steady income as a teacher at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts and was part of the Nihonga art movement along with Watanabe Seitei. (check out his prints too!) He was famous as a master of kachō-e (bird-and-flower) wood block print designs and over a prolific career he created around 500 prints. Through his association with the publisher Watanabe Shōzaburō, his work was exhibited abroad. His prints sold well, particularly in the United States. He was active designing prints until at least 1935, and died at his home in Tokyo in 1945.
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