October 1, 2016

 In MOA Artwork of the Week

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.

                                                                            

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