In the mid-19th century as Japan, a formerly closed country, opened itself to trade, more and more Japanese art was seen in the west. Hiroshige, and Japanese art in general, had a major impact on the work of the impressionists.

Klimt
Monet
Van Gogh
Whistler

Visions of People: The Influences of Japanese Prints—Ukiyo-e Upon Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century French Art by Patricia Flynn