A new art exhibition has opened at the Martin Gropius Bau Museum in Berlin. Katsushika Hokusai was a famous Japanese artist, painter and printmaker. Born in 1760, his most famous works were produced towards the end of his career, after the age of 60.
Seiji Nagata, the exhibition’s curator said: “The few exhibitions which have taken place around the world have only shown the most famous images like ‘The Great Wave Off the Coast of Kanagawa’. But we wanted to highlight the variety of his work throughout his 70-year career, including early works from his 20s.”
The Great Wave off Kanagawa is Hokusai’s most famous print, the first in his series 36 Views of Mount Fuji. His work influenced many artists including Gauguin, Van Gogh and Monet. He is also considered the father of Manga.
Katsushika Hokusai died in 1849 aged 88, having worked until his last day.
The exhibition runs until October 24.