Katsushika Hokusai

Japanese 🇯🇵 c. 1760 - 1849

Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese printmaker and painter who produced working during the Edo period. Hokusai was the first Japanese artist to be internationally recognized, and his most famous piece, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, is part of a woodblock print series named Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji. He transformed the standards for the ukiyo-e style, expanding what was considered appropriate subject matter.

Hokusai is reported to have created 30,000 pieces of work. Many of these pieces were destroyed in a 1839 fire.

If I could only have one more day, I could do a great painting.