Koson Ohara / Ohara Koson [Japanese woodblock printmaker 1877-1945]
Richard Illing describes this print as ‘a masterpiece of graphic art’….one of the most highly valued designs by Koson.”
Kacho-e is the Japanese word for prints of birds and flowers. Koson Ohara is the best-known printmaker for kacho-e in the twentieth century. During Koson’s lifetime his prints were exported in large numbers to the United States.
Koson Ohara is also know under various combinations of the names Shoson and Hoson
Japanese Ukiyo-e: Rainy Night at Maekawa. Hasui Kawase. 1932
Ripe Fruit 1994
sumi on paper