October 1, 2016
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), Behind the Waves off Kanagawa, From Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, c.1830, woodcut, 10 x 15 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchase/gift of the Mahonri M. Young Estate, 1959.
Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai was born on this day in 1760. He is most known for his series of prints of Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, the most famous perhaps being this print, which is featured in many collections around the world, including this one at the BYU Museum of Art.