Artist of the moment……….Mine Okubo

 

Mine Okubo was an American artist renown for her paintings and drawings made around the period of World War 2, which showed what life was like for Japanese Americans living in internment camps. Mine Okuba was born in Riverside, California in the year 1912. Okubo also worked with the figure in a modern style.

The artist worked with casein, watercolor, and acrylic.

In this clip a fellow internee talks about his relationship with Mine Okubo. Also many works are shown:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Okuba attended the University of California at Berkley.

Her book that dealt with these events was titled Citizen 13660. The book contained more than 2,000 works of art dedicated to this topic.

After being released early from her camp, Okubo moved to New York City.

Mine Okubo passed away in 2001.

I find it great that the Okubo was able to make such great work depicting such a horrible event.

 

 

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1 Comment »

  1. Interested in using one of these images in the permanent exhibition of the Topaz Museum (Topaz was the site of the internment camp where Okuba was forced to live). Seeking hi-res scan plus permissions. Image url: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ImJKQO8jV4k/hqdefault.jpg
    Please contact me: tishacl@gmail.com.


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