The accompanying title to the major exhibition at the British Museum, Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave.
Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) is widely regarded as one of Japan’s most famous and influential artists.
This publication casts fresh light on the sublime paintings and prints Hokusai created in the last thirty years of his life, right up to his death at the age of ninety.
Hokusai’s personal beliefs are expressed through his major brush paintings, drawings woodblock prints and illustrated books. This title gives due attention to the contribution of Hokusai’s daughter Eijo (Ōi), also an accomplished artist.
The late subjects and styles of Hokusai were based on a mastery of eclectic Japanese, Chinese and European techniques and an encyclopaedic knowledge of nature, myth and history.
Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave explores the finest collections of his work in Japan and around the world with a uniquely valuable overview of the artist’s late career.
More about the Authors
Timothy Clark is Head of the Japanese Section in the Department of Asia at the British Museum. His previous publications include Hokusai’s Great Wave (2011) and (as co- editor and co- author) Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art (2013).
Asano Shūgō is Director of The Museum Yamato Bunkakan, Nara, and Abeno Harukas Art Museum, Osaka.
Roger Keyes is a leading Hokusai scholar.
Alfred Haft is a curator of Japanese art in the Department of Asia at the British Museum.
Angus Lockyer teaches Japanese, East Asian and global history, as well as liberal arts, at SOAS University of London. He is co-investigator, with Timothy Clark, on the research project Late Hokusai: Thought, Technique, Society (2016– 2019).
Matsuba Ryoko is a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at SOAS University of London working on the project Late Hokusai: Thought, Technique, Society (2016– 2019).