Henry Sugimoto: Painting an American Experience

Henry Sugimoto: Painting an American Experience

by Kristine Kim
     
 

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Biography. Art. The first-ever survey of the works of a gifted, complex, and engaging painter. Born in 1900 in the town of Wakayama in central Japan, and emigrated to the United States in 1919, Sugimoto's career spanned California, Paris, Mexico and two World War II concentration camps in Arkansas. "How can people who labor so hard, love so much and make the United

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Biography. Art. The first-ever survey of the works of a gifted, complex, and engaging painter. Born in 1900 in the town of Wakayama in central Japan, and emigrated to the United States in 1919, Sugimoto's career spanned California, Paris, Mexico and two World War II concentration camps in Arkansas. "How can people who labor so hard, love so much and make the United States so much better be so excluded and then imprisoned? Sugimoto's brush continues to challenge us, his viewers, to expand the domain of 'we', the people" - John Kuo Wei Tchen, New York University.

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Henry Sugimoto's life is a canvas of experience as a traveler and a Japanese-American who used color and form to capture life. His internment during World War II lead to images of his experiences and his awareness of his Japanese heritage which are presented in Henry Sugimoto: Painting An American Experience, an outstanding catalog accompanying a major exhibit.

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ISBN-13:
9781890771430
Publisher:
Heyday Books
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.03(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.54(d)

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