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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Shichirigahama in Sagami Province (Soshu Shichirigahama) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Shichirigahama in Sagami Province (Soshu Shichirigahama)
Masculine Waves (Onami) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Masculine Waves (Onami)
The dragon on Smoke Escaping from Mt Fuji - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
The dragon on Smoke Escaping from Mt Fuji
People Crossing an Arched Bridge (Ariwara no Narihira) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
People Crossing an Arched Bridge (Ariwara no Narihira)
Fishermen Hauling a Net (Kakinomoto no Hitomaro) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Fishermen Hauling a Net (Kakinomoto no Hitomaro)
Rider in the Snow - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Rider in the Snow
Chrysanthemum and Bee - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Chrysanthemum and Bee
Women Returning Home at Sunset (Sarumaru Dayu) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Women Returning Home at Sunset (Sarumaru Dayu)
Mt. Fuji in the Sunset - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Mt. Fuji in the Sunset
Ancient View of Yatsuhashi in Mikawa Province (Mikawa... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Ancient View of Yatsuhashi in Mikawa Province (Mikawa...
Bath-House by a Lake (Fujiwara no Yoshitaka) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Bath-House by a Lake (Fujiwara no Yoshitaka)
Sumida River Seen from Azuma Bridge (Azumabashi yori... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Sumida River Seen from Azuma Bridge (Azumabashi yori...

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