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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Ebizo - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Ebizo
'Gaifu Kaisei' (Fine Wind, Clear Weather), Also Known... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
'Gaifu Kaisei' (Fine Wind, Clear Weather), Also Known...
Fugaku Sanjurokkei. 36 Vues Du Mont Fuji - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Fugaku Sanjurokkei. 36 Vues Du Mont Fuji
Woman and a Boy Crossing a Bridge - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Woman and a Boy Crossing a Bridge
Dessin L'Homme Aux Papillons - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Dessin L'Homme Aux Papillons
No. 6 Tokaido Road Series No. 6 Tokaido Road Series - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
No. 6 Tokaido Road Series No. 6 Tokaido Road Series
Surimonono Bonkei, Ishi. Fabrication D'Un Paysage En... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Surimonono Bonkei, Ishi. Fabrication D'Un Paysage En...
Washing in a River - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Washing in a River
Buchoho Sokuseki Ryori. Cuisine Rapide Et Inexperimentee... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Buchoho Sokuseki Ryori. Cuisine Rapide Et Inexperimentee...
Hotei - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Hotei
Onakatomi Yoshinobu Ason From The Series 'Hyakunin... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Onakatomi Yoshinobu Ason From The Series 'Hyakunin...
Ariwara No Narihira From The Series 'Hyakunin Isshu... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Ariwara No Narihira From The Series 'Hyakunin Isshu...

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