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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View of Honmoku off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki Honmoku... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
View of Honmoku off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki Honmoku...
Nakamaro Watching the Moon from a Hill (Abe no Nakamaro) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Nakamaro Watching the Moon from a Hill (Abe no Nakamaro)
Suspension Bridge on the Border of Hida and Etchu Provinces... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Suspension Bridge on the Border of Hida and Etchu Provinces...
Aoigaoka Waterfall in the Eastern Capital (Toto Aoigaoka... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Aoigaoka Waterfall in the Eastern Capital (Toto Aoigaoka...
Hanging-Cloud Bridge at Mount Gyodo near Ashikaga (Ashikaga... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Hanging-Cloud Bridge at Mount Gyodo near Ashikaga (Ashikaga...
Hydrangea and Swallow - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Hydrangea and Swallow
Courtiers Crossing a Bridge - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Courtiers Crossing a Bridge
Spring at Enoshima (Enoshima shunbo) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Spring at Enoshima (Enoshima shunbo)
Nakahara in Sagami Province (Soshu Nakahara) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Nakahara in Sagami Province (Soshu Nakahara)
Kintaro and the Wild Animals - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Kintaro and the Wild Animals
Oiran and Maids by a Fence - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Oiran and Maids by a Fence
Roben Waterfall at Oyama in Sagami Province (Soshu... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Roben Waterfall at Oyama in Sagami Province (Soshu...

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