In Memoriam of Roger Keyes (1942-2020)
The Art Research Center mourns the loss of Roger Keyes, a highly respected scholar and major contributor to the field of ukiyo-e prints.
Mr. Keyes, together with the late Peter Morse, compiled a catalogue raisonné of the single-sheet color woodblock prints of Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) between 1972 and 2007.
While the hard copy of the catalogue was donated to the Japanese Section, Department of Asia, at the British Museum, the digital archive of the catalogue raisonné was constructed by the Art Research Center.
Furthermore, the ARC has not only digitized but also holds some of his other original research notes.
In memoriam of Roger Keyes, the Japanese Art Society of America has published an interview of Roger Keyes (read the interview here) that was conducted by Timothy Clark, retired Head of the Japanese Section, Asia Department, at the British Museum.
We have become indebted to Mr. Keyes and would like to express our deepest gratitude to him.
Link to the Japanese Art Society of America:
Hokusai Prints Catalogue Raisonné:
Hokusai Project Book Database: