Hokusai is most famous for the 'great wave' but i enjoy lots of his other work to like his sketches and woodblock prints of warriors and strange demons.
I bought his book 'Hukusai-first manga master' it really helped me out for one my critical studies essays.
He lived between 1760 and 1849 he was an excellent observer and extraordinary painter and woodblock printer. he was the first Japanese artist to become well known in the west. Hes had a massive impacted on American and European art, culture and design.