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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Pillow Shell (Makuragai) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Pillow Shell (Makuragai)
Poenies and butterfly - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Poenies and butterfly
Hodogaya on the Tokaido Road (Tokaido Hodogaya) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Hodogaya on the Tokaido Road (Tokaido Hodogaya)
Peasants by a Stream - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Peasants by a Stream
Chinese warrior - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Chinese warrior
Women Struggling in the Wind - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Women Struggling in the Wind
A Rocky Mountain Seen by the Water - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
A Rocky Mountain Seen by the Water
Study of a Cormorant Fisherman - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Study of a Cormorant Fisherman
Hunters by a Fire in the Snow (Minamoto no Muneyuki... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Hunters by a Fire in the Snow (Minamoto no Muneyuki...
People on the Balcony of the Sazaido - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
People on the Balcony of the Sazaido
Girls Picking Plum Blossoms - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Girls Picking Plum Blossoms
Evening rain in Yoshiwara - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Evening rain in Yoshiwara

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