Katsushika Hokusai (1760, Edo - may 10, 1849) was a well-known Japanese Ukiyo-e artist, Illustrator, and engraver of the Edo period. He worked under a lot of aliases. Is one of the most famous Japanese engravers in the West, master of the final period of Japanese woodcut.
What distinguishes the work of the master from the work of other famous creators of engravings is first of all the amazing attention to the things depicted, nature, and the world around them. Such attention primarily results in the fact that each detail is enriched with its own meaning. By portraying nature in the background, Hokusai can suddenly create a picture so natural that it ceases to serve as a background, it becomes valuable in itself.
Hokusai puzzles are based on paintings-reproductions of this world-famous Japanese artist.