Self portrait - Katsushika Hokuasai
Self portrait
Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎, Katsushika Hokusai? 1760–May 10, 1849) was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. In his time he was Japan's leading expert on Chinese painting. Born in Edo (now Tokyo), Hokusai is best-known as author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (c. 1831) which includes the iconic and internationally recognized print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, created during the 1820s. Hokusai created the "Thirty-Six Views" both as a response to a domestic travel boom and as part of a personal obsession with Mount Fuji. It was this series, specifically The Great Wave print and Fuji in Clear Weather, that secured Hokusai’s fame both within Japan and overseas. As historian Richard Lane concludes, “Indeed, if there is one work that made Hokusai's name, both in Japan and abroad, it must be this monumental print-series...” While Hokusai's work prior to this series is certainly important, it was not until this series that he gained broad recognition and left a lasting impact on the art world. It was The Great Wave print that initially received, and continues to receive, acclaim and popularity in the Western world.

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'Buyo Tsukudajima' (Tsukuda Island In Musashi Province) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
'Buyo Tsukudajima' (Tsukuda Island In Musashi Province)
'Ehon Tsuhi No Hinagata' By Hokusai And One Sheet From... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
'Ehon Tsuhi No Hinagata' By Hokusai And One Sheet From...
'Gaifu Kaisei' (Fine Wind, Clear Weather), Also Known... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
'Gaifu Kaisei' (Fine Wind, Clear Weather), Also Known...
A Beautiful Woman - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
A Beautiful Woman
A Beautiful Woman 2 - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
A Beautiful Woman 2
A Fishing Boat with Mt Fuji - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
A Fishing Boat with Mt Fuji
A Green Hilly View of Mt Fuji over a Lake - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
A Green Hilly View of Mt Fuji over a Lake
A Rocky Mountain Seen by the Water - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
A Rocky Mountain Seen by the Water
Abe No Nakamaro Gazing at the Moon from a Terrace - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Abe No Nakamaro Gazing at the Moon from a Terrace
Across the Tatekawa and Honjo District (Honjo Tatekawa) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Across the Tatekawa and Honjo District (Honjo Tatekawa)
Amida Waterfall on the Kisokaido Road (Kisoji no oku... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Amida Waterfall on the Kisokaido Road (Kisoji no oku...
Ancient View of Yatsuhashi in Mikawa Province (Mikawa... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Ancient View of Yatsuhashi in Mikawa Province (Mikawa...
Aoigaoka Waterfall in the Eastern Capital (Toto Aoigaoka... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Aoigaoka Waterfall in the Eastern Capital (Toto Aoigaoka...
Ariwara No Narihira From The Series 'Hyakunin Isshu... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Ariwara No Narihira From The Series 'Hyakunin Isshu...
Asters and Susuki Grass - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Asters and Susuki Grass
Back of Mount Fuji from Minobu River (Minobugawa ura... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Back of Mount Fuji from Minobu River (Minobugawa ura...
Banner Raising - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Banner Raising
Bath-House by a Lake (Fujiwara no Yoshitaka) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Bath-House by a Lake (Fujiwara no Yoshitaka)
Beauty awaiting a lover - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Beauty awaiting a lover
Begging for Alms - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Begging for Alms
Bell-Flower and Dragonfly - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Bell-Flower and Dragonfly
Bodhidharma - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Bodhidharma
Boy on Mount Fuji - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Boy on Mount Fuji
Branch of Plum - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Branch of Plum

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