Ohara Shoson (Koson, Hoson)
Ohara Koson (���� ���?, Kanazawa 1877 - Tokyo 1945) was a Japanese painter and printmaker of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, part of the shin-hanga ('new prints') movement.

He was born Ohara Matao; it is thought that he started training in painting and design at the Ishikawa Prefecture Technical School in 1889-1893. He also studied painting with Suzuki Kason (1860 - 1919), although accounts differ on whether this happened during his school years or after he moved to Tokyo in the middle to late 1890s.

In Tokyo, he produced some woodblock triptychs illustrating episodes of the Russo-Japanese War, but most of his production was prints of animals (kacho-ga). He worked at first with publishers Akiyama Buemon (Kokkeido) and Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya), signing his work Koson. Starting around 1926, he became associated with the publisher Watanabe Shozaburo, and signed his work Shoson. He also worked with the publisher Kawaguchi, signing his works Hoson.

Through his association with Watanabe, Ohara's work was exhibited abroad, and 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. (from Wikipedia)

Woodblock prints


 

Artist: Shoson, Ohara (1877-1945)- Koson
Title: Descending Little Egrets in Snow, Reeds Behind
Date: <=1923
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Artist: Shoson, Ohara (1877-1945)- Koson
Title: Crow on Cherry Branch
Date: 1910s
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Artist: Shoson, Ohara (1877-1945)- Koson
Title: Egret on Snow-covered Branch
Date: 1910s
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Artist: Shoson, Ohara (1877-1945)- Koson
Title: Egret on Snow-covered Branch
Date: 1910s

Artist: Shoson, Ohara (1877-1945)- Koson
Title: Monkey in a Tree
Date: 1910s
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Artist: Shoson, Ohara (1877-1945)- Koson
Title: Cockatoo and Pomegranate
Date: 1926
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Artist: Shoson, Ohara (1877-1945)- Koson
Title: Egrets
Date: 1926
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Artist: Shoson, Ohara (1877-1945)- Koson
Title: Egrets
Date: 1926
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Artist: Shoson, Ohara (1877-1945)- Koson
Title: Two Carp Near Water-Grass
Date: 1926

Artist: Shoson, Ohara (1877-1945)- Koson
Title: White Herons and Willow
Date: 1926
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Artist: Shoson, Ohara (1877-1945)- Koson
Title: White Herons and Willow
Date: 1926
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Artist: Shoson, Ohara (1877-1945)- Koson
Title: Two Swimming Geese
Date: 1928
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Artist: Shoson, Ohara (1877-1945)- Koson
Title: Two Swimming Geese
Date: 1928
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Artist: Shoson, Ohara (1877-1945)- Koson
Title: Wasps And Flowering Hortensia (Hydrangeas)
Date: 1929

Artist: Shoson, Ohara (1877-1945)- Koson
Title: Two Rabbits
Date: 1930s
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Artist: Shoson, Ohara (1877-1945)- Koson
Title: Poppy Flower in Bloom
Date: 1933

Artist: Shoson, Ohara (1877-1945)- Koson
Title: Chicks and Worms
Date: c1930s


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