Katsushika Hokusai

Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese painter and draftsman, specializing in ukiyo-e, popular painting and Japanese prints from the Edo period.
Hokusai is the Japanese print at its peak. Simplicity and fluidity of line combine with a chromatic research of great freedom which gives his works, and in particular the thirty-six views of Mount Fuji and the famous Great Wave of Kanagawa, a modernity that has never wavered.
The 30,000 drawings he left behind when he died are also there to remind us that, in addition to being a artist, Hokusai was an inexhaustible craftsman...

Year of birth : 1760
Year of death : 1849
Nationality : Japon
Pictorial movement : Ukiyo-e
Famous works : La Grande Vague de Kanagawa ; Trente-six vues du Mont Fuji