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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Roben Waterfall at Oyama in Sagami Province (Soshu... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Roben Waterfall at Oyama in Sagami Province (Soshu...
Lake Suwa in Shinano Province (Shinshu Suwako) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Lake Suwa in Shinano Province (Shinshu Suwako)
Asters and Susuki Grass - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Asters and Susuki Grass
Head of an Old Man - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Head of an Old Man
Courtesans and a Cuckoo - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Courtesans and a Cuckoo
New Fields at Ono in Suruga Province (Sunshu Ono shinden) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
New Fields at Ono in Suruga Province (Sunshu Ono shinden)
Ehon Wakan No Homare. Anecdotes Sur Les Hommes Celebres... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Ehon Wakan No Homare. Anecdotes Sur Les Hommes Celebres...
Willow and Birds - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Willow and Birds
Hokusai Manga. Croquis D'Hokusai - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Hokusai Manga. Croquis D'Hokusai
Travellers Climbing a Mountain Path (Yamabe no Akahito) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Travellers Climbing a Mountain Path (Yamabe no Akahito)
Sumida River (Sumida) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Sumida River (Sumida)
Travellers Crossing the Oi River - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Travellers Crossing the Oi River

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