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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Mount Fuji with Cherry Trees in Bloom - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Mount Fuji with Cherry Trees in Bloom
Kirifuri Waterfall at Mount Kurokami in Shimotsuke... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Kirifuri Waterfall at Mount Kurokami in Shimotsuke...
Netsuke Workshop - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Netsuke Workshop
Orange Orchids - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Orange Orchids
Shower Below the Summit (Sanka hakuu) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Shower Below the Summit (Sanka hakuu)
Cranes on a Snowy Pine - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Cranes on a Snowy Pine
Poet Li Po - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Poet Li Po
Self-Portrait as a Fisherman - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Self-Portrait as a Fisherman
Hibiscus and Sparrow - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Hibiscus and Sparrow
'Ehon Tsuhi No Hinagata' By Hokusai And One Sheet From... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
'Ehon Tsuhi No Hinagata' By Hokusai And One Sheet From...
Li Po Admiring the Waterfall of Lo-Shan - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Li Po Admiring the Waterfall of Lo-Shan
Whalling off the Goto Islands (Goto kujira tsuki) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Whalling off the Goto Islands (Goto kujira tsuki)

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