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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Evening rain in Yoshiwara - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Evening rain in Yoshiwara
Three Ladies in a Boat - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Three Ladies in a Boat
A Beautiful Woman 2 - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
A Beautiful Woman 2
View of the Old Boat-Bridge at Sano in Kozuke Province... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
View of the Old Boat-Bridge at Sano in Kozuke Province...
Landscape with a Hundred Bridges - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Landscape with a Hundred Bridges
Ono No Takamura From The Series 'Hyakunin Isshu No... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Ono No Takamura From The Series 'Hyakunin Isshu No...
Kiyotaki Kannon Waterfall at Sakanoshita on the Tokaido... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Kiyotaki Kannon Waterfall at Sakanoshita on the Tokaido...
Surveying a Region (Chiho sokuryo no zu) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Surveying a Region (Chiho sokuryo no zu)
Three Ladies by a Well - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Three Ladies by a Well
Dessin Guerrier Sur Un Cheval Cabre - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Dessin Guerrier Sur Un Cheval Cabre
Minister Toru (Toru daijin) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Minister Toru (Toru daijin)
Measuring a Pine Tree at Mishima Pass in Ko Province - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Measuring a Pine Tree at Mishima Pass in Ko Province

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