Celebrating 'the old man mad about art'

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Andrea Simpson

Katsushika Hokusai's masterpieces counter the popular view that we make our best art works when we're young.

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Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese 1760–1849, Fujimigahara (Fuji-view Fields) in Owari Province (Bishū Fujimi-ga-hara) (1830–34), from the Thirty-six Views of Mt Fuji (Fugaku-sanjū-rokkei) series, colour woodblock 26.1 x 38.6 cm (image and sheet) 26.0 x 38.2 cm (image and sheet) The Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, Matsumoto.

About the author

Andrea Simpson is ArtsHub's Feature Writer and Reviews Editor. Andrea is a Filipino-Australian writer with a love for diverse Australian stories. She is curious about all forms of art, though she has an especially keen interest in the publishing sector.

Andrea has had short stories published in various anthologies, and is currently working on her first novel.  

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