Hatsushika Hokusai :
Born in 1760 in today's city of Tokyo, Hokusai used to travel through Japan, frequently changing his artist's pseudonym (about 30 different names), such as "Gakyojin" that can be translated as "crazy about painting". His series "Thirty-six views of mount Fuji" became his most popular work. It includes the famous "Great Wave off Kanagawa". In his homeland Japan, Hokusai's work was rather considered as "everyday graphics", whereas in Europe his art contributed to Japonism, inspired artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt.
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