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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Travellers Crossing the Oi River - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Travellers Crossing the Oi River
Samurai Procession Crossing over a Bridge - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Samurai Procession Crossing over a Bridge
Thunderstorm at the foot of the mountain - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Thunderstorm at the foot of the mountain
Two courtesans - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Two courtesans
Winter Evening in Japan - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Winter Evening in Japan
Waterfall where Yoshitsune Washed his Horse at Yoshino... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Waterfall where Yoshitsune Washed his Horse at Yoshino...
Palanquin Bearers on a Steep Hill (Fujiwara no Michinobu... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Palanquin Bearers on a Steep Hill (Fujiwara no Michinobu...
Nihonbashi in Edo (Edo Nihonbashi) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Nihonbashi in Edo (Edo Nihonbashi)
Village by a Bridge - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Village by a Bridge
Woman with a Teacup - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Woman with a Teacup
A Green Hilly View of Mt Fuji over a Lake - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
A Green Hilly View of Mt Fuji over a Lake
Pleasure Boats on Sumida River (Kiyowara no Fukayahu) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Pleasure Boats on Sumida River (Kiyowara no Fukayahu)

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