Katsushika Hokusai the ukiyo-e titan

Katsushika Hokusai the ukiyo-e titan

Katsushika Hokusai (1760 – 1849), known simply as Hokusai, was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist of the Edo period. He is best known for the woodblock print series “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji”, which includes his iconic and perhaps the most internationally recognised piece of Japanese art “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”. Hokusai was instrumental in developing ukiyo-e from a style of portraiture largely focused on courtesans and actors into a much broader style of art that focused on landscapes, plants, and animals. He also had a truly impressive work ethic producing over 30,000 works during his life time.

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