Hokusai was a Japanese artist known for his woodblock prints and paintings. He was born in the late 1700s and lived to be over 90 years old. He was a master of the ukiyo-e style of art, which focused on the beauty of everyday life and the natural world. Hokusai's most famous work is probably his series of prints called "The Great Wave off Kanagawa," which depicts a huge wave breaking over a group of boats. He was known for his attention to detail and his ability to capture the essence of a scene in just a few brushstrokes. Despite his success and fame, Hokusai remained humble and dedicated to his craft throughout his life.