Hokusai Prints Note Cards: 12 Blank Note Cards & Envelopes (6 X 4 Inch Cards in a Box) (Novelty)
These high-quality note cards feature 12 beloved Hokusai prints. The artist behind the world-famous The Great Wave off Kanagawa, Hokusai lived and worked in what is now modern day Tokyo during the Edo Period. Hokusai Prints Note Cards are an excellent value--a fraction of the price of other fine art note cards with accompanying envelopes. These elegant blank note cards are printed with twelve different works of art.
- On the back of each card is the name and year of the print.
- 12 folded blank note cards 6 x 4 inches (152 x 102 mm)
- 12 envelopes 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches (160 x 108 mm)
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was an influential artist and printmaker. Born in Edo (modern day Tokyo), he displayed artistic talent from a young age, and at 19 formally joined the studio of ukiyo-e artist Katsukawa Shunsho. In addition to his famous woodblock prints--the most famous of which is The Great Wave off Kanagawa (1830-32)--he also illustrated board games, drawing instruction books, paper lanterns and dioramas. Hokusai produced more than 30,000 works in his long career, and greatly influenced the impressionist painters of the nineteenth century; Monet acquired 23 of his pieces, while Degas cited Hokusai as the inspiration behind his sketches of the human form. Tuttle Studio draws inspiration from the modern and traditional cultures of Asia to create its language workbooks and resources, journals, stationery, gift wrapping products and origami paper. It is a division of Tuttle Publishing, a leading publisher of books on the languages, history, art and cultures of Asia. The company was founded in 1832 in Rutland, Vermont (USA) and opened a branch in Tokyo, Japan in 1948.