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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Dance Performance - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Dance Performance
Dessin Lutte De Guerriers - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Dessin Lutte De Guerriers
Men Rolling Casks - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Men Rolling Casks
Stretching Cloth - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Stretching Cloth
Minamoto No Hitoshi From The Series 'Hyakunin Isshu... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Minamoto No Hitoshi From The Series 'Hyakunin Isshu...
Youth Setting out from Home (Shonenko) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Youth Setting out from Home (Shonenko)
Gathering Rushes (Tokusa kari) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Gathering Rushes (Tokusa kari)
View of the Island of Enoshima - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
View of the Island of Enoshima
Two Trees - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Two Trees
Ushibori in Hitachi Province (Joshu Ushibori) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Ushibori in Hitachi Province (Joshu Ushibori)
Yodo River (Yodogawa) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Yodo River (Yodogawa)
Otomo No Yakamochi From The Series 'Hyakunin Isshu... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Otomo No Yakamochi From The Series 'Hyakunin Isshu...

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