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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Inume Pass in Kai Province - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Inume Pass in Kai Province
Lys Oranges Et Roses - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Lys Oranges Et Roses
Horse Talisman (Mayoke) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Horse Talisman (Mayoke)
Banner Raising - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Banner Raising
Viewing Noboto Beach at Low Tide from the Salt Coast... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Viewing Noboto Beach at Low Tide from the Salt Coast...
Surimono Totsuka - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Surimono Totsuka
Fishing at Shimadagahana - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Fishing at Shimadagahana
Repos Des Gardes Imperiaux. Illustration D'Un Poeme... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Repos Des Gardes Imperiaux. Illustration D'Un Poeme...
Ushigafuchi at Kudan (Kudan Ushigafuchi) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Ushigafuchi at Kudan (Kudan Ushigafuchi)
Deux Dessins 1 enfant Jouant Avec Une Toupie 2 guerrier... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Deux Dessins 1 enfant Jouant Avec Une Toupie 2 guerrier...
Gathering Herbs - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Gathering Herbs
Gyokushi (Taichen Wang Furen) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Gyokushi (Taichen Wang Furen)

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