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Katsushika Hokusai

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Born: 1760 AD
Died: 1849 AD, at 88 years of age.

Nationality: Japanese
Categories: Artists

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1760 - Born in Edo on the 23rd day of 9th month of the 10th year of the period Horeki.

1778 - He became a student of the leading ukiyo-e master, Katsukawa Shunsho.

1795 - He was expelled from the school  regardless, Hokusai changed his nom d'artiste to ShunrM.

1798 - He passed his name on to a pupil and set out as an independent artist for the first time, adopting the name Hokusai Tomisa.

1811 - At the age of 51, Hokusai changed his name to Taito and entered the period in which he would create the Hokusai Manga and various etehon, or art manuals.

1820 - He changed his named yet again, this time to Iitsu, a change which would mark the start of a period in which Hokusai would secure fame as an artist in Japan and overseas.

1834 -  He work under the name GakyM RMjin Manji . It was at this time that Hokusai produced "One Hundred View of Mount Fuji," another significant landscape series.

1849 - He died on 18th of April, and was buried at the SeikyMji temple in Tokyo
 

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