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 Katsushika Hokusai

Katsushika Hokusai

Birth
Japan
Death 10 May 1849 (aged 88–89)
Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Burial Asakusa, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Memorial ID 8402229 · View Source
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Artist. Born to the Kawamura family he was known by the name Tokitaro. At age ten he was learning woodblock carving and was soon apprenticed to a book-lending shop, and continued his study of painting and drawing from the picture books he found in the shop. He became an apprenticeship at a woodcut workshop at the age of fourteen. At the age of eighteen he became a pupil of Katsukawa Shunsho and took the name of Katsukawa Shunro. He was connected to the art school of Katsukawa Shunsho for fourteen years. During the first few years of his career he created over 30,000 prints, with the series “36 Views of Mt. Fuji” among his best known prints. From 1814 onward he published a series of fifteen Manga sketchbooks. He signed one of his last works as "The Art-Crazy Old Man". In his 89 years, Hokusai changed his name some thirty times and lived in at least ninety homes.

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  • Originally Created by: Graveaddiction
  • Added: 19 Feb 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8402229
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Katsushika Hokusai (1760–10 May 1849), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8402229, citing Seikyo-ji Temple, Asakusa, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan ; Maintained by Find A Grave .