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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Irises - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Irises
Ejiri in Suruga Province (Sunshu Ejiri) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Ejiri in Suruga Province (Sunshu Ejiri)
Sazai Hall of the Temple of the Five-hundred Rakan... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Sazai Hall of the Temple of the Five-hundred Rakan...
Mountainous Landscape with a Bridge - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Mountainous Landscape with a Bridge
Mount Yoshino (Yoshino) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Mount Yoshino (Yoshino)
Ono Waterfall on the Kisokaido Road (Kisokaido Ono... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Ono Waterfall on the Kisokaido Road (Kisokaido Ono...
Feminine Waves (Menami) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Feminine Waves (Menami)
Radish and Bee - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Radish and Bee
Branch of Plum - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Branch of Plum
Kohada Koheiji - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Kohada Koheiji
Surface of the Water at Misaka in Kai Province (Koshu... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Surface of the Water at Misaka in Kai Province (Koshu...
Convolvulus and Tree-Frog - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Convolvulus and Tree-Frog

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