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Katsushika Hokusai

 
Katsushika Hokusai

19th-20th century Japanese printmaker
(1760 - 1849)

Hokusai was known as "the old man mad with painting." His work remains without parallel in the annals of ukiyo-e. His unerring sense of line and color, his inventiveness, his mastery of traditional forms, and his ability to combine all these elements in inimitable compositions, mark him not only as Japan's pre-eminent designer of ukiyo-e, but also as one of the world's greatest artists.

8 objects

Ônakatomi no Yoshinobu from Hokusai’s Hundred Poems

1835
color woodblock on paper
Gift of Mrs. Philip Dana
1954.3.27
 

untitled (basketweaver at work)

1700-1900
color woodcut on paper
Gift of Mrs. Philip Dana
1954.3.37
 

View of Mt. Fuji from Kajukazawa, in Kai Province

1760-1849
color woodcut on japanese paper
Gift of Mrs. Philip Dana
1954.5.4
 

Heron and Snow

ca. 1830
color woodcut on paper
Gift of Mrs. Philip Dana
1954.5.5
 

Boatman

1760-1849
watercolor on paper
Gift of Eliot O'Hara
1962.76
 

Islands

1760-1849
color woodcut on paper
Gift of Miss Susan Dwight Bliss
1963.356
 

Clear Weather on Mt. Fuji

ca. 1830
color woodcut on paper
Gift of Miss Susan Dwight Bliss
1963.428
 

The Wave - from the Sea - After Leonardo, Hokusai and Courbet

1985
etching, drypoint, and aquatint on paper
Museum Purchase, Lloyd O. and Marjorie Strong Coulter Fund
1986.93