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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Viewing the Evening Sun at Ryogoku Bridge from Onmayagashi... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Viewing the Evening Sun at Ryogoku Bridge from Onmayagashi...
View of the Town of Koshigoe from Shichirigahama (Shichirigahama... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
View of the Town of Koshigoe from Shichirigahama (Shichirigahama...
Youth Setting out from Home (Shonenko) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Youth Setting out from Home (Shonenko)
Dessin Lutte De Guerriers - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Dessin Lutte De Guerriers
Dance Performance - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Dance Performance
Gathering Rushes (Tokusa kari) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Gathering Rushes (Tokusa kari)
Lys Oranges Et Roses - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Lys Oranges Et Roses
Stretching Cloth - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Stretching Cloth
Otomo No Yakamochi From The Series 'Hyakunin Isshu... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Otomo No Yakamochi From The Series 'Hyakunin Isshu...
View of the Island of Enoshima - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
View of the Island of Enoshima
Banner Raising - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Banner Raising
Two Trees - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Two Trees

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