Hokusai: The Man Who Painted a Mountain

Deborah Kogan Ray
A tribute to an artist unafraid to break with tradition. In her own glowing paintings and lucid text, Deborah Kogan Ray tells the fascinating life story of the Japanese artist Hokusai (1760-1849). He rose from poverty, taught himself to draw, became the promising pupil of a great master, and then defied tradition to become one of the most important and influential artists in the world.Ray's paintings are rich with period and biographical detail. The endpapers show drawings from Hokusai's sketchbooks. Also included is one of his famous Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.

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Reviewed: 2017-09-15
New York : Frances Foster Books, 2001.
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