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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Famous Places on the Tokaido Road in One View (Tokaido... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Famous Places on the Tokaido Road in One View (Tokaido...
Back of Mount Fuji from Minobu River (Minobugawa ura... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Back of Mount Fuji from Minobu River (Minobugawa ura...
Fishing by Torchlight in Kai Province (Koshu hiburi) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Fishing by Torchlight in Kai Province (Koshu hiburi)
Stage Properties for a Farewell Performance - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Stage Properties for a Farewell Performance
Mishima Pass in Kai Province (Koshu Mishimagoe) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Mishima Pass in Kai Province (Koshu Mishimagoe)
Drum Bridge at Kameido Shrine (Kameido tenjin taikobashi) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Drum Bridge at Kameido Shrine (Kameido tenjin taikobashi)
Abe No Nakamaro Gazing at the Moon from a Terrace - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Abe No Nakamaro Gazing at the Moon from a Terrace
The waterfall where Yoshitsune washed his horse, Yoshino... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
The waterfall where Yoshitsune washed his horse, Yoshino...
Mount Fuji from Kanaya on the Tokaido Road (Tokaido... - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Mount Fuji from Kanaya on the Tokaido Road (Tokaido...
Ferry on Sumida River - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Ferry on Sumida River
Clear Autumn Weather at Choko (Choko shusei) - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Clear Autumn Weather at Choko (Choko shusei)
Landscape with a Seaside Village - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org
Landscape with a Seaside Village

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