Hoshino Ken (Biographical details)

Hoshino Ken (dealer/auction house; Japanese; Male; 1878 - 1913)

Also known as

Hoshino, Ken; Ken Hoshino & Co

Biography

Scholar and art dealer. Went to the USA in 1898, studied at Columbia University, after graduation moved to London and had office on Chancery Lane. Sold woodblock prints to the Museum in 1907, published prints by Urushibara Mokuchu (q.v.). Returned to Japan because of ill health in 1913, where he died the same year.

Bibliography

Noboru Koyama, "A Short Account of London Art Dealers in London in the Pre-War Period" [unpublished paper]