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Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang , best known for his “Bloodlines” series of paintings that feature hazy, black-and-white portraits drawn from Mao-era China, may well be his country's hottest painter.
Hokusai Katsushika was a prolific and influential artist of 19th century Japan, particularly well known for his ukiyo-e woodblock prints. In 1827 Hokusai began producing his most famous work, the series of prints known as "36 Views of Mount Fuji". Another 10 prints were later added to the series.
It is hard to make it today as an artist no matter what. As an Iraqi woman growing up amidst war, poverty and oppression, Haji Khanem had many additional hurdles to overcome. However, despite it all, Khanem, currently working from Amsterdam, is becoming a loved and acclaimed artist at 75-years old.
What kind of scroll is your favorite? is a question that I get asked constantly. And I always answer: Japanese fart scrolls.