Katsushika Hokusai [1760-1849]

Japanese artist, ukiyo-e* painter and printmaker of the Edo** period Katsushika Hokusai [葛飾 北斎] was born, October 31, 1760 in the Katsushika district of Edo [now Tokyo], Japan ❦ Hokusai is best known as author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, which includes the internationally iconic print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa. Both Hokusai’s choice of … Continue reading Katsushika Hokusai [1760-1849]