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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Dessin Une Femme Et Son Enfant Faisant L'Aumone - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Dessin Une Femme Et Son Enfant Faisant L'Aumone
Motoyoshi Shinno From The Series 'Hyakunin Isshu Ubaga... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Motoyoshi Shinno From The Series 'Hyakunin Isshu Ubaga...
Shimpen Suiko Gaden. Histoires Illustrees De Suiko... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Shimpen Suiko Gaden. Histoires Illustrees De Suiko...
Dessin Une Femme Et Un Jeune Garcon Traversent Un Pont - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Dessin Une Femme Et Un Jeune Garcon Traversent Un Pont
Tenchi Tenno From The Series 'Hyakunin Isshu Ubaga... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Tenchi Tenno From The Series 'Hyakunin Isshu Ubaga...
Surimono Uma (No) Senbetsu. Cadeau D'Adieu - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Surimono Uma (No) Senbetsu. Cadeau D'Adieu
The Three Visits by Liubei to the Thatched Hut of Zhuge... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
The Three Visits by Liubei to the Thatched Hut of Zhuge...
Toto Meisho Ichiran. Coup D'Oeil Sur Les Lieux Celebres... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Toto Meisho Ichiran. Coup D'Oeil Sur Les Lieux Celebres...
Fujiwara No Toshiyuki From The Series 'Hyakunin Isshu... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Fujiwara No Toshiyuki From The Series 'Hyakunin Isshu...
Fujiwara No Michinobu Ason From The Series 'Hyakunin... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Fujiwara No Michinobu Ason From The Series 'Hyakunin...
Minamoto No Tsunenobu From The Series 'Hyakunin Isshu... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Minamoto No Tsunenobu From The Series 'Hyakunin Isshu...
Kiyohara No Fukayabu From The Series 'Hyakunin Isshu... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Kiyohara No Fukayabu From The Series 'Hyakunin Isshu...

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