Noguchi Kōgai

Noguchi Kōgai 野口紅涯 or 野口紅厓 (c. 1899-1930s)

BIOGRAPHY

Little information is available on the artist/illustrator Noguchi Kōgai who was active, as far as I've been able to discern, during the late 1910s into the 1930s, creating illustrations for popular women's magazines and contributing two print designs (see below) for the woodblock printed 1926 series Taishō Shinsai Gashū 大正震災画集 (Taishō Earthquake Disaster Print Collection.) The entry for Noguchi in "Artist Names: Modern Japanese Printmakers (1900-1945)" tells us he studied under the nihonga painter Tanaka Raishō 田中頼璋 (1866-1940).1


1 近代日本版 画家名 (1900-1945) [Artist Names: Modern Japanese Printmakers (1900-1945)], Hanga-do, Tokyo http://www.hanga-do.com/img/Hangadomeiran107B.pdf

Sample Signatures and Seals of the Artist

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Kō 紅 seal

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Kōgai

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 Kōgai

紅厓

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 Kōgai

紅厓

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last revision:10/8/2020

Prints in Collection

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Sanuki masu, frontispiece from the magazine Omoshiro Club (面白クラブ), Volume 4, Number 3,

February 1919

IHL Cat. #1632