Hokusai Katsushika images and biography
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Hokusai Katsushika
(1760-1849)

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Katsushika Hokusai: Ukiyo-e printmaker and painter. Initially trained to engrave and cut woodblock prints but at the age of 18 also learned to design actor prints from Katsukawa Shunsho (1726-92). Later he adopted a more western style under the influence of Shiba Kokan (1747-1818). Hokusai had an enormous output of about 30,000, in general highly original prints, paintings, sketches and book illustrations on a variety of subjects. Most famous for his landscapes. Very popular were his manga, books of sketches for art students and his 'Thirty six views of mount Fuji' in which his knowledge about Oriental and western art come together. A three volume book with 'One Hundred views of mount Fuji', produced at the age of 75 would have a major influence on European art.

- From The beauty & the actor: Ukiyo-e

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Hokusai Images

1823-29 The Great Wave Off Kanagawa
c. 1830-31 Thunderstorm at the foot of the mountain (From the series: Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji)
c. 1832 The waterfall where Yoshitsune washed his horse, Yoshino, Yamato Province




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