Hokusai, Katsushika (1760-1849) by Scholes, Robert

Katsushika Hokusai (1760 – 1849) He is the most famous of Japanese artists in the west, though only a small number of his 30,000 artworks are known here. He was a restless, experimenting artist–a modernist before his time, and the early modernists noticed his work and learned from it. He represented the same mountain (Fujiama) many times. So did (St. Victoire). His best known work is the first in a series of representations of Mt Fuji–usually called simply . It has become the most famous wave in the world. C├ęzanne The Wave

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