Beyond the Great Wave — Hokusai at 90


A fisherman and a woodcutter — at age 90, the great Japanese artist Hokusai painted these moving images of contentment.

 

Katsushika Hokusai, Fisherman, 1849, ink and color on silk, 113 x 39.6 cm and Woodcutter, 1849, ink and color on silk, 113.6 × 39.6 cm (Freer Gallery of Art)

A conversation with Dr. Frank Feltens, The Japan Foundation Assistant Curator of Japanese Art, Freer Gallery of Art and Dr. Beth Harris


Additional resources:

These paintings at the Freer Gallery of Art (the Fisherman and the Woodcutter)

Upcoming exhibition at the Freer Gallery of Art: Hokusai: Mad about Painting

Cite this page as: Dr. Frank Feltens, The Japan Foundation Assistant Curator of Japanese Art, Freer Gallery of Art and Dr. Beth Harris, "Beyond the Great Wave — Hokusai at 90," in Smarthistory, November 1, 2019, accessed December 14, 2019, https://smarthistory.org/beyond-the-great-wave-hokusai-90/.