Katsushika Hokusai

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Katsushika.

Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎, Katsushika Hokusai, October 31, 1760 – May 10, 1849), also called Hokusai, was a Japanese artist. He was a master of the ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting.[1]

The Great Wave off Kanagawa

The artist is best known for The Great Wave off Kanagawa, which is a woodblock print.[2]

List of print series[change | change source]

  • 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road, 1806
  • 36 Views of Mount Fuji, 1823–1829
  • The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife, 1820
  • A Tour of the Waterfalls of the Provinces, 1827–1830
  • Unusual Views of Celebrated Bridges in the Provinces, 1827-1830
  • 100 Views of Mount Fuji, 1834

References[change | change source]

Fine Wind, Clear Morning
  1. Nussbaum, Louis Frédéric. (2005). "Hokusai" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 345.
  2. Kleiner, Fred S. and Christin J. Mamiya, (2009). Gardner's Art Through the Ages: Non-Western Perspectives, p. 115.

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