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ID: 500060426
 
Record Type: Person
Hokusai, Katsushika (Japanese printmaker and painter, 1760-1849)

Note: He is famous for works of ukiyo-e ('pictures of the floating world') in painting and printmaking. He had a long career of over 70 years in diverse media and styles. He studied painting of Ming period (1368-1644) in China to the styles of the Kanō school, Sumiyoshi school, Rinpa painting, and his contemporaries of the Edo period (1600-1868) in Japan; he also learned from Western-style painting. Object types and media included nikuhitsuga (polychrome or ink paintings); surimono ('printed things'; small-edition woodblock prints) and nishikie (polychrome prints); woodblocks for eirihon (illustrated books) and kyōka ehon (illustrated books of poems called kyōka); and printed book illustrations for kibyōshi ('yellow cover' books, often moralizing tales and adventures) and yomihon ('reading books,' sometimes historical novels). He was one of the main shunga (erotic picture) artists of the Edo period. Hokusai is thought to have made in all at least 30,000 drawings and the illustrations for 500 books. Since the late 19th century, his work has had a significant impact on Western artists, including Gauguin and van Gogh.

Names:
Hokusai, Katsushika (preferred,V,index)
Katsushika Hokusai (V,display)
Hokusai (V)  ....  name taken by the artist in 1798
葛飾 北斎 (V,Japanese,NA,U)
Shunrō (V)  ....  gō (artist's name), used in his years of training, when painting hosoban (narrow prints)
Sōri (V)  ....  gō (artist's name), used in early career, named taken from his Rinpa-school master Tawaraya Sōri
Kakō (V)
Tatsumasa (V)
Gakyōjin (V)
Taito (V)  ....  name used since 1810, when creating illustrated picture books
Iichi (V)
Manji (V)
Tokitarō (V,BN)
時太郎 (V,BN)
葛飾北濟 (V)
葛節北斎 (V)
葛触北斎 (V)
葛飾北斎 (V)
葛飾北斉 (V)
葛飾北齊 (V)
葛飾北齋 (V)
葛饰北斋 (V)
近藤市太郎 (V)
הוקוסאי (V)
קאטסושיקה, הוקוסי (V)
Katsushika, Hokusai (U,LC)
Katsushika, Iitsu (U)
Katsushika, Taito (U)
Hokusai Tokimasa (U)
Katsukawa, Shunrō (U)
Hishikawa, Sōri (U)
Raishin (U)
Der vom Malen Besessene (U)
Gwakyōjin (U)
Gakyō Rōjin Manji (U)
Der Mensch, der vom Zeichnen besessen ist (U)
Khokusaĭ (U)
Kat︠s︡usik, Khokusaĭ (U)
Tokimasa (U)
Tokitarō Kakō (U)
Ko-shih, Pei-chai (U)
Manji Rōjin (U)
Zenhokusai (U)
Miuraya, Hachiemon (U)
Kyōrian Bainen (U)
Tawaraya, Sōri (U)
北斎 (U)
萬飾北齊 (U)

Nationalities:
Japanese (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
printmaker
painter
designer
calligrapher
draftsman
marine artist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Tokyo (Tōkyō metropolis, Kanto, Japan) (inhabited place)
Died:  Tokyo (Tōkyō metropolis, Kanto, Japan) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   in Edo, modern-day Tokyo  Tokyo (Tōkyō metropolis, Kanto, Japan) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
teacher of ....  Taito, Katsushika, II  
..................  (Japanese printmaker, active ca. 1820-1850) [500065516]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Hokusai, Katsushika (I)

Biographies:
(Japanese printmaker and painter, 1760-1849) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist, 1760-1849) ..... [GRL]
(Japanese painter, 1760-1849) ..... [Grove Art]
(Japanese printmaker, 1760-1849) ..... [BHA]

Sources and Contributors:
Der Mensch, der vom Zeichnen besessen ist ........ [GRL]
...........................................................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
Der vom Malen Besessene ........ [GRL]
.............................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
Gakyōjin ........ [GRL, Grove Art, VP]
...................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
...................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002)
...................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
Gakyō Rōjin Manji ........ [GRL]
...................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
Gwakyōjin ........ [GRL]
.....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
Hishikawa, Sōri ........ [GRL]
................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
Hokusai ........ [GRL, VP]
.................  Bowie, Drawings of Hokusai (1964)
.................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002)
.................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
Hokusai, Katsushika ........ [BHA Preferred, VP Preferred]
........................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
........................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 03/04/2003
........................................  Metropolitan Museum of Art [online] (2003-) accessed 03/03/2003
Hokusai Tokimasa ........ [GRL]
..................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
Iichi ........ [Grove Art, VP]
.............  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
.............  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002)
Kakō ........ [Grove Art, VP]
...........  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
...........  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002)
Katsukawa, Shunrō ........ [GRL]
....................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
Katsushika Hokusai ........ [Grove Art Preferred, VP]
......................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
......................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
Katsushika, Hokusai ........ [GRL Preferred]
........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
Katsushika, Iitsu ........ [GRL]
....................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
Katsushika, Taito ........ [GRL]
....................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
Kat︠s︡usik, Khokusaĭ ........ [GRL]
..........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
Khokusaĭ ........ [GRL]
...................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
Ko-shih, Pei-chai ........ [GRL]
....................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
Kyōrian Bainen ........ [GRL]
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
Manji ........ [Grove Art, VP]
.............  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
.............  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002)
Manji Rōjin ........ [GRL]
........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
Miuraya, Hachiemon ........ [GRL]
......................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
Raishin ........ [GRL]
.................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
Shunrō ........ [GRL, Grove Art, VP]
...............  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
...............  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002)
...............  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
Sōri ........ [Grove Art, VP]
...........  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
...........  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002)
Taito ........ [GRL, Grove Art, VP]
.............  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
.............  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002)
.............  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
Tatsumasa ........ [Grove Art, VP]
.....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
.....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002)
Tawaraya, Sōri ........ [GRL]
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
Tokimasa ........ [GRL]
...................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
Tokitarō ........ [VP]
...................  Tazawa, Biographical Dictionary of Japanese Art (1981) 323
Tokitarō Kakō ........ [GRL]
............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
Zenhokusai ........ [GRL]
.......................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
葛飾 北斎 ........ [VP]
..........  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
時太郎 ........ [VP]
........  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
葛節北斎 ........ [GRL, VP]
..........  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
..........  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
葛触北斎 ........ [GRL, VP]
..........  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
..........  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
葛飾北斉 ........ [GRL, VP]
..........  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
..........  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
葛飾北斎 ........ [GRL, VP]
..........  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
..........  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
葛飾北濟 ........ [GRL, VP]
..........  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
..........  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
葛飾北齊 ........ [GRL, VP]
..........  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
..........  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
葛飾北齋 ........ [GRL, VP]
..........  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
..........  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
葛饰北斋 ........ [GRL, VP]
..........  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
..........  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
近藤市太郎 ........ [GRL, VP]
............  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
............  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
הוקוסאי ........ [GRL, VP]
................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
קאטסושיקה, הוקוסי ........ [GRL, VP]
..................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
..................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
北斎 ........ [GRL]
......  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599
萬飾北齊 ........ [GRL]
..........  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80043599

Subject: ........ [BHA, GRL, Grove Art, VP]
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Bowie, Drawings of Hokusai (1964)
....................  Encyclopedia of World Art (1959-1987)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 03/04/2003
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Metropolitan Museum of Art [online] (2003-) accessed 03/03/2003
....................  New Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
....................  Tazawa, Biographical Dictionary of Japanese Art (1981) 323
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Bowie, Drawings of Hokusai (1964)
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 03/04/2003
.......... Metropolitan Museum of Art [online] (2003-) accessed 03/04/2003
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