About the artist
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was a Japanese artist and ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. He was influenced by Chinese painting and developed the ukiyo-e style, which focused on landscapes and the daily life of the Japanese people. Hokusai was a prolific artist, producing over 30,000 works during his lifetime. He is best known for his series of woodblock prints, The Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, which includes the iconic Great Wave off Kanagawa.
Also associated with: The Great Wave off Kanagawa, Ukiyo-e, The Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, Sumo wrestlers, Japanese woodblock prints, Hokusai Manga.