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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People Crossing an Arched Bridge - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
People Crossing an Arched Bridge
The Sumo wrestlers Uzugafuchi Kandayu and Takasaki - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
The Sumo wrestlers Uzugafuchi Kandayu and Takasaki
Self-Portrait at the Age of Eighty-Three - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Self-Portrait at the Age of Eighty-Three
Carp in a Waterfall - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Carp in a Waterfall
Peonies and Butterfly - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Peonies and Butterfly
Choshi in Shimosa Province (Soshu Choshi) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Choshi in Shimosa Province (Soshu Choshi)
Woman Looking in Mirror - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Woman Looking in Mirror
Tama River in the Province of Musashi (Bushu Tamagawa) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Tama River in the Province of Musashi (Bushu Tamagawa)
Poppies - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Poppies
The Great Wave Off Kanagawa 1823 - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
The Great Wave Off Kanagawa 1823
Puppies in the Snow - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Puppies in the Snow
Yoro Waterfall in Mino Province (Mino no kuni Yoro... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Yoro Waterfall in Mino Province (Mino no kuni Yoro...

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