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Katsushila Hokusai (1760?-1849)

The Great Wave off Kanagawa, by Katsushila Hokusai. The Great Wave off Kanagawa, by Katsushila Hokusai.

Katsushila Hokusai was an artist, painter and printmaker, who became especially famous for a series of woodblock prints 'Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji', which includes the world-renowned print, 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa', made in the 1820's. He is sometimes accredited with having inspired the development of certain motifs of Japanese embroidery, as for instance in sashiko work. 

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 4 June 2016).

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