"Leaves" By Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), Attributed
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) Japanese
watercolor on paper (framed)
Image size: 8.75 x 10 inches
Framed size: 19 x 21.5 inches
Lovely botanical watercolor of vines and flowers in subtle hues of green, brown, blue and grey by one of the world's best known Japanese artists.
Hokusai is one of the most influential minds in the history of Japanese art. He was famous in Edo-period Japan and was globally recognized years after his death. He described himself as the "old man mad about drawing." He changed his name nearly 30 times during his life and known for his unconventional behavior. He settled on the name Katsushika Hokusai in 1800. He never attained financial success even with his fame, living in poverty during the high point of his career. He was constantly on the move, picking up his studio and moving closer to new subject matter sparking inspiration.