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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'Buyo Tsukudajima' (Tsukuda Island In Musashi Province) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
'Buyo Tsukudajima' (Tsukuda Island In Musashi Province)
Repiquage Du Riz - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Repiquage Du Riz
Five Feminine Virtues-U.S. Postage Stamp - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Five Feminine Virtues-U.S. Postage Stamp
Sarumaru Dayu From The 'Hyakunin Isshu Ubaga Etoki' - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Sarumaru Dayu From The 'Hyakunin Isshu Ubaga Etoki'
Surimono Anba Umafubuki. Cheval D'Arcons Et Bardane - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Surimono Anba Umafubuki. Cheval D'Arcons Et Bardane
Minamoto No Muneyuki Ason From The Series 'Hyakunin... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Minamoto No Muneyuki Ason From The Series 'Hyakunin...
Ehon Teikin Orai. Livre A L'Usage De L'Education Des... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Ehon Teikin Orai. Livre A L'Usage De L'Education Des...
Yui - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Yui
Sogwa. Simples Dessins - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Sogwa. Simples Dessins
The Katakura Tea Plantation in Suruga Province - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
The Katakura Tea Plantation in Suruga Province
Dessin  Un Acteur De Kyogen Pres D'Un Chandelier - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Dessin Un Acteur De Kyogen Pres D'Un Chandelier
Kakinomoto No Hitomaro From The Series 'Hyakunin Isshu... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Kakinomoto No Hitomaro From The Series 'Hyakunin Isshu...

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