Katsushika Hokusai

Japanese artist (1760-1849)
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 artist is best known for The Great Wave off Kanagawa, which is a woodblock print.[2]

List of print seriesEdit

  • 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


  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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