Katsushika Hokusai, Surimono print of a fisherman, About 1820s © The Trustees of the British Museum.

Hokusai: his life, his work and his daughter

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  • Scottish National Gallery
  • Hawthornden Lecture Theatre (please enter via the back door of the Academy building. No admittance to the gallery before 6:15pm)
  • Tuesday 19 June, 6:30-8:30pm
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Katsushika Hokusai is arguably the best known ukiyo-e artist of the late 18th and 19th century. The Japanese artist called himself 'the old man mad about painting'۪ and during his 90 years produced hundreds of paintings, woodblock prints, and illustrated books. Hokusai also taught many pupils, including his daughter Oi. Dr Louise Boyd, Assistant Curator, National Museum of Scotland, will give an overview of Hokusai'۪s life and work and introduce Oi, who not only assisted her father in his studio but was an artist in her own right.