The Verne Collection

Recent Acquisitions | November 2020

Recent Acquisitions | November 2020

Lilian May Miller, Daniel Kelly, Gen Yamanaka, Hasui Kawase, Hideo Takeda, Katsunori Hamanishi, Mayumi Oda, Sarah Brayer, Shigeki Kuroda, Yuko Kimura

Please enjoy this selection from our November edition of recent acquisitions. To view the list in its entirety, please click on the link provided in this viewing room.

Thank You,
Michael Verne
President | Verne Gallery

About the Gallery:

The Verne Collection of contemporary Japanese prints and paintings was established in 1953 when my parents lived in Japan for two years. In the beginning we specialized in ukiyo-e (floating world prints). The collection began to grow and included works from such well known and respected Japanese artists such as Utamaro, Hiroshige, Hokusai, Kunisada, Yoshitoshi and other important Japanese printmakers from the 18th and 19th century. With the help of contemporary Japanese print experts like Oliver Statler, Frances Blakemore, Yuji Abe and Norman Tolman, 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.

Almost one hundred years after the western artists such as Bertha Lum, Helen Hyde, and Charles Bartlett, the Verne Collection would become one of the most important galleries in the world for present day western artists in Japan. Clifton Karhu, Daniel Kelly, Brian Williams, Sarah Brayer, Joel Stewart, Micah Schwaberow, Margaret K. Johnson, and Joshua Rome would emerge as some of the leading printmakers and painters in Japan and throughout the world.

The Verne Collection exhibits in the top shows in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami and Washington D.C.. Our gallery is located in Little Italy in Cleveland, Ohio; a few minutes from the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Image Credit:

Manjushage: Flowers of Heaven, Mezzotint Triptych, by Katsunori Hamanishi (Detail)

Lilian May Miller

Rain Blossoms, Japan

1928

10.5" x 15.5"

mokuhanga (woodblock print)

P.O.R.

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Daniel Kelly

Straight Away

1995

17" x 41"

Concrete relief, lithograph, and hand-color on Nepalese paper

Edition of 32

P.O.R.

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Place Where the Stars Shine (星の見える場所), Woodblock Print, by Gen Yamanaka

Hasui Kawase

Zojoji, Shiba

1925

14.25" x 9.5"

mokuhanga (woodblock print)

P.O.R.

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Sarah Brayer

Midnight Moon

2020

26" x 22.5"

aquatint on indigo-dyed handmade mulberry paper, washi chine-collé, phosphorescent pigment

This work was received directly from the artist.

Edition of 32

P.O.R.

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Straight Away, Concrete relief, lithograph, and hand-color on Nepalese paper, by Daniel Kelly

Shigeki Kuroda

Red Snow

2020

23.75" x 17"

Painting

This work was received directly from the artist upon completion.

P.O.R.

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Mayumi Oda

Coral Garden I, II, III

1985

36" x 72"

Silkscreen

Edition of 50

P.O.R.

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Rain Blossoms Japan, Woodblock Print, by Lillian May Miller

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Fuji Clouds

Yuko Kimura

2020

10" x 12"

Indigo Dye, Etching, Handmade Kozo Paper

This work was received directly from the artist upon completion.

Edition of 1

P.O.R.

Katsunori Hamanishi

Manjushage: Flowers of Heaven

2020

27" x 53"

Mezzotint Triptych

This work was received directly from the artist upon completion.

Edition of 50

P.O.R.

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Gen Yamanaka

Place Where the Stars Shine (星の見える場所)

2004

13" x 17.75"

mokuhanga (woodblock print)

This work was received directly from the artist.

A.P. 3/5

P.O.R.

Hideo Takeda

Hotaru: Fireflies

2020

14" x 12"

Painting

This work was received directly from the artist upon completion.

P.O.R.

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