Verne Collection

Cleveland, OH

The Verne Collection of contemporary Japanese prints and paintings was established in 1953, initially specialized in ukiyo-e. The collection began to grow and included works from well-known and respected artists such as Utamaro, Hiroshige, Hokusai, Kunisada, Yoshitoshi, and other printmakers from the 18th and 19th century. Over time the collection grew to include sosaku hanga and contemporary Japanese prints. Artists such as Koshiro Onchi, Shiko Munakata, Kiyoshi Saito, Umetaro Azechi, Ryohei Tanaka, Katsunori Hamanishi, Toko Shinoda, and many others were added from the 1960’s to the present. The shin hanga artists like Kawase Hasui, Ito Shinsui, Torii Kotondo, Hashiguchi Goyo, and Hiroshi Yoshida would become an important part of the Verne Gallery in the 1980’s. In the traditions of western artists such as Bertha Lum, Helen Hyde, and Charles Bartlett, the Verne Collection now also presents western artists working in Japan. Clifton Karhu, Daniel Kelly, Brian Williams, Sarah Brayer, Joel Stewart, Micah Schwaberow, Margaret K. Johnson, and Joshua Rome have emerged as some of the leading printmakers and painters in Japan today.

Michael Verne
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Chie Takai & Takeshi Matsunaga (Kata Kata): Rabbits (Usagi) Sold

(KATA KATA), Chie Takai & Takeshi Matsunaga

Rabbits (Usagi)

Stencil or Pochoir, 2012.

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Dimensions: 13.5″ x 33.5″Medium: Katazome Stencil-Dyed Print Edition Size: Unknown

Katsuyuki NISHIJIMA: Snowy Moon Sold

NISHIJIMA, Katsuyuki

Snowy Moon

Woodcut, 2005.

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Dimensions: 8" x 10.75"Medium: Mokuhanga Woodblock Print Edition Size: Unknown

Yuko Kimura: Rikyu: Way of Tea II Sold

KIMURA, Yuko

Rikyu: Way of Tea II

Etching, 2020.

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Dimensions: 9.5" X 3.5"Medium: etching, thread, antique Japanese book pages Edition Size: Unique

Nobuyuki Takai: Bear Family Sold

TAKAI, Nobuyuki

Bear Family

Stencil or Pochoir, Circa 2016.

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Dimensions: 11.5" x 15.75"Medium: Katazome Stencil Dye PrintEdition Size: Open Edition

Chie Takai & Takeshi Matsunaga (Kata Kata): Dancing Bear II Sold

(KATA KATA), Chie Takai & Takeshi Matsunaga

Dancing Bear II

Stencil or Pochoir, 2016.

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Dimensions: 12.75" x 19.5"Medium: Katazome Stencil PrintEdition Size: Open Edition

Sarah Brayer: Bebop Puddle Hop Sold

BRAYER, Sarah

Bebop Puddle Hop

Woodcut, 1984.

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Dimensions: 20" x 26"Medium: Mokuhanga Woodblock PrintEdition Size: 150

Kawase Hasui: Zojoji, Shiba Sold

HASUI, Kawase

Zojoji, Shiba

Woodcut, 1925.

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Dimensions: 14.25" 9.5"Medium: Mokuhanga Woodblock Print Watanabe (C) Seal

Micah Schwaberow: Twilight Haiku Sold

SCHWABEROW, Micah

Twilight Haiku

Woodcut, 2018.

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Dimensions: 4" x 4"Medium: Mokuhanga Woodblock PrintEdition Size: 138

Nobuyuki Takai: Flat Cat Sold

TAKAI, Nobuyuki

Flat Cat

Stencil or Pochoir, 2016.

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Dimensions: 11.5" x 15"Medium: Katazome Stencil Dye PrintEdition Size: Open Edition

Gen Yamanaka: Memory of Stars Sold

YAMANAKA, Gen

Memory of Stars

Woodcut, 2014.

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Dimensions: 14.25" x 19"Medium: Mokuhanga Woodblock PrintEdition Size: 10