Lines and Colors art blog

Ohara Koson
Ohara Koson was a Japanese painter and woodblock printmaker who was active during the shin-hanga, or “new prints” movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

He was noted for his prints of animal subjects, and in particular, birds, which he conveyed with a combination of visual poetry and Audubon-like attention to their natural forms and actions.

There is a (not inexpensive) collection of his work available titled Crows, Cranes & Camillias.