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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Nationality: Japanese
Movement: Ukiyo-e
Media: Printmaking
Influences:

Biography:
Born in Edo, Katsushika Hokusai originally began his artistic career as a wood-engraver. He then studied under Japanese painter, Katsugawa Shunsho, until disagreements between the two ended their relationship in 1785. Hokusai then took on book illustration using the traditional technique of Japanese wood block printing. His technically superior prints of everyday Japanese life are best represented by his two of his series, Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji and Hundred Views of Mount Fugi. Impressionism was strongly influenced by Japanese prints after several of Hokusai’s pieces were used as packing material for a box of China sent to Felix Bracquemond in 1856.


Artworks in Museum Collections: (60)
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Medical Scene from Hokusai Sketchbook, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , 1828, Woodblock print
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: Fuji on the Surface of the Water at Misaka Date: 1825
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: The Hollow of the Deep Sea Wave off Kanagawa Date: 1825
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: The Bridge of Boats at Sano Date: about 1827 - 1830
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: The Bridge of the Brocade Sash Date: about 1827 - 1830
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: Temma Bridge, Osaka, The Festival of Lanterns Date: about 1827 -
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: Fuji from the Seven-League Beach in Sogami Province Date: 1825 -
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: The Bridge of the Reflected Moon, Arashiyama, Yamashiro Date: about 1827
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: Fuji from Mishima Pass in Kai Province Date: 1825 - 1829
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: Fuji from the Lake at Hakone Date: 1825 - 1829 Medium:
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: The Sacred Fountain of Jogaku Date: about 1832 - 1835 Medium:
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: Two Cranes on a Snowy Pine Date: 1830 - 1835 Medium:
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: A Mountain Hut in Winter Date: about 1839 Medium: oban yoko-e
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: Strolling Courtesan Date: about 1798 Medium: ink and color on paper
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Hara, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , 1804, Color woodblock print
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Scene from Chūshingura, Act 7, Katsushika Hokusai (attributed to) (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , 1806, Color woodblock print
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Scene from Chūshingura, Act 7, Katsushika Hokusai (attributed to) (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , 1806, Color woodblock print
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: The Drum Bridge, Tenjin Shrine, Kameido Date: about 1827 - 1830
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: Fuji from the Water-Wheel at Onden Date: 1825 - 1829 Medium:
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: Autumn Evening Light at Choko Date: about 1832 - 1835 Medium:
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: Blossom at Yoshino Date: about 1825 - 1830 Medium: color woodblock
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: The Waterfall of Aoigaoka Date: about 1830 Medium: color woodblock print
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: Lilies Date: about 1830 Medium: color woodblock print Dimensions: W.9-3/4 x
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: Chrysanthemums and Bee Date: about 1830 Medium: color woodblock print Dimensions:
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Ueno, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , circa 1802, Color woodblock print
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Matsuchiyama, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , circa 1802, Color woodblock print
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Nippori, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , circa 1802, Color woodblock print
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Tsukuda, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , circa 1802, Color woodblock print
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Asukayama, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , circa 1802, Color woodblock print
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Shinagawa, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , circa 1802, Color woodblock print
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Umeyashiki, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , circa 1802, Color woodblock print
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: Fuji from Shimo Meguro Date: 1925 - 1929 Medium: color woodblock
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: The Bullock-Cart of Sugawara Michizane Date: about 1839 Medium: color woodblock
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: Tree Peonies and Butterfly Date: about 1830 Medium: color woodblock print
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: Convolvulus and Tree Frog Date: about 1830 Medium: color woodblock print
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: Fuji from Enoshima Date: 1825 - 1829 Medium: color woodblock print
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: Iris Flowers and Grasshopper Date: about 1830 Medium: color woodblock print
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Mitsuke, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , circa 1806-1808, Color woodblock print
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: Orange Orchids Date: about 1830 Medium: color woodblock print Dimensions: H.9-3/4
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: Hibiscus and Sparrow Date: about 1830 Medium: color woodblock print Dimensions:
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: Kikyo and Dragon-Fly Date: about 1830 Medium: color woodblock print Dimensions:
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: Hydrangea and Swallow Date: about 1830 Medium: color woodblock print Dimensions:
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: Vanity of Vanities Date: about 1839 Medium: color woodblock print Dimensions:
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Asakusa Festival, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , circa 1802, Color woodblock print
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Mimeguri Shrine, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , circa 1802, Color woodblock print
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Inari Shrine at Oji, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , circa 1802, Color woodblock print
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View of Asakusa, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , circa 1802, Color woodblock print
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Doll Festival, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , circa 1802, Color woodblock print
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Viewing Mt. Fuji, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , 1875-1899, Color woodblock print
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Latter Day Tales in Kana Form, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , 1809, Five volume set of illustrated woodblock books
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Fisherman, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , 19th century, Ink on paper, drawing attached to backing sheet
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Woman and Child, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , no date, Color woodblock prit; surimono, embossing
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Latter Day Tales in Kana Form, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , 1809, Woodblock printed book, vol. 3 from a set of 5 volumes
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Latter Day Tales in Kana Form, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , 1809, Woodblock printed book, vol. 5 from a set of 5 volumes
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Latter Day Tales in Kana Form, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , 1809, Woodblock printed book, vol. 2 from a set of 5 volumes
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Latter Day Tales in Kana Form, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , 1809, Woodblock printed book, vol. 1 from a set of 5 volumes
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Latter Day Tales in Kana Form, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , 1809, Woodblock printed book, vol. 4 from a set of 5 volumes
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Umezawa, Sagami Province, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , circa 1833, Color woodblock print
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The Waterwheel at Onden, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , circa 1830-1832, Color woodblock print
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Chrysanthemums, Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Tokyo, 1760 - 1849) , 19th century, Ink on paper, drawing attached to backing sheet

Artnews Articles and Exhibition Information: (15)
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Gibbes Museum of Art: Birds, Beasts and Bugs: Japanese Wood Block Prints
Birds, Beasts and Bugs features unique images of nature created by Japanese artists in the Edo period (1615-1868). Beyond portraying great aesthetic beauty, the woodblock prints highlighted in this exhibition dually function as meditations upon ma...

Prestige Gallery: Tsuneaki 'Ryan' Shoda
Shoda is very personal in his use of cubism, in his planes and technique. In the portrait, the gesture predominates over the face of the character portrayed. Shoda paints the gesture sometimes with dramatic intentionaly, like Hokusai. At the ...

Royal Academy of Arts: The Dawn of The floating World
Pioneer artists such as Hishikawa Moronobu, Okumura Masanobu and Torii Kiyonobu developed an iconography which captured the spirit of the daily life and literature of Edo. High-ranked courtesans of the Yoshiwara pleasure quarter and actors of kabu...

Tate Modern: Between Cinema and a Hard Place
Ranging from film and video to sculpture, the exhibition features works by the following artists: Miroslaw Balka, Matthew Barney, Christian Boltanski, Janet Cardiff and George Bures-Miller, James Coleman, Stan Douglas,...

University of New South Wales, School of Medical Sciences: Call for Artists: Step Into Leonardo's Shoes - 5 Day intensive Anatomy Drawing Workshop
Personalised instruction is provided in an informal atmosphere. All levels are welcome, from beginners to professionals; you draw at your own pace. The figure in art history is discussed with reference to art from diverse cultures, from the work o...

University of New South Wales, School of Medical Sciences: Step Into Leonardo's Shoes Anatomy Drawing Workshop
You draw embalmed body parts (blood-free) that are displayed on tables in a spacious, well-lit anatomy laboratory. Personalised instruction is provided in an informal atmosphere. All levels are welcome, from beginners to professionals; you draw at...

University of New South Wales, School of Anatomy: Call to Artists: Step into Leonardo's Shoes...Draw Human Anatomical Specimens at this 5-day Intensive Workshop
Personalized teaching is provided for all levels in a non-competitive atmosphere with a limit of 18 participants. The ...

University of New South Wales, School of Anatomy: Call for Artists: Step into Leonardo's Shoes... Workshop in Drawing from Human Anatomy Specimens
The workshops fill a gap in art education under the guidance of artist Susan Dorothea White and anatomist Dr. Brian Freeman, both experts in their field. By discovering what is under the skin, participants improve their skills in rendering the ...

Galeria Pepe Rebollo: Vicente Pascual: a la Vida, a la Muerte y a mi Bienamada
Vicente Pascual's work is characterized by centralized arrangements of extremely simple geometric forms on monochromatic grounds. When one views his canvasses, once experiences the presence of unity in the manifold and the timeless in what is tem...

Walker Art Center: Supreflat Openes at the Walker
In his essay A Theory of Super Flat Japanese Art (2000), Murakami suggests a direct line of historical descent between the flatness of the prints of the 19th-century master Katsushika Hokusai, for example, and the 1970s television ...

University of New South Wales, School of Anatomy: step into Leonardo's shoes... WORKSHOPS in DRAWING from HUMAN ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS
The workshops are generally held once a month on weekends. Personalized teaching is provided for all levels in a non-competitive atmosphere with a limit of 18 participants. The workshops are open to anyone under 100! The workshops fill a ga...

Helsinki City Art Museum: Forbidden Images: Erotic Art from Japan’s Edo Period
In Japan, these candidly sexual images are known as shunga or spring pictures. Erotic motifs played an important role in the ukiyo-e genre of art that emerged in Edo-period Japan. The term ukiyo itself means ‘floating world’ or ‘world of pleasures...

University of New South Wales, School of Anatomy: Artist Opportunity - Step into Leonardo's Shoes...Workshop in Drawing from Human Anatomical Specimens
The workshops are generally held bimonthly on weekends. Personalized teaching is provided for all levels in a non-competitive atmosphere with a limit of 18 participants. The workshops are open to anyone under 100! The workshops fill a gap ...

Pump House Gallery: japan four: London Based Contemporary Japanese Artists and London-Tokyo Digital Projects Present New Works
Hiroko Nakao received an MA in Fine Art from the RCA in 2000. Since then she has exhibited her elaborately layered collaged paintings and installation works at Pump House Gallery, in the new project space at Victoria Miro Gallery, Snow Gallery and...

Art Institute of Chicago: Exhibition of Monumental Photographic Works by Jeff Wall Opens Tonight
Jeff Wall, traveling to the Art Institute from the Museum of Modern Art in New York, features 41 works, measuring on average 6 feet by 8 feet. Their size and scale are testaments to the ambitions of permanence Wall brings to photography-as grand a...

Further Artwork and Information:

Hokusai Katsushika Online
Jim Breens Ukiyo-E Gallery - Hokusai
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Katsushika Hokusai Ukiyo-e Gallery
Hokusai Katsushika
HOKUSAI MUSEUM
Hokusai
Hokusai and Japanese Art
Katsushika Hokusai - Wikipedia
KATSUSHIKA Hokusai - Vikipedio

 

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