Katsushika Hokusai

Over seven decades, Katsushika Hokusai had produced an astounding 30,000 drawings, paintings, and prints. In his 70s, he began releasing his most famous landscape woodblock print series known as the 36 Views of Mount Fuji, which includes the iconic The Great Wave off Kanagawa. His artworks had influences beyond Japan, inspiring many renowned western artists including Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, and Vincent Van Gogh.