Kakunen Tsuruoka, 1892-1977
untitled (mesquite and brush under pink and purple sky)
watercolor on paper, signed and dated, Kakunen Tsuruoka 44, with artist's seal Kaku, 1944
15 1/4 by 21 7/8 in., 38.6 by 55.7 cm
The changing desert sky was one of the few dynamic elements available for Kakunen to capture in his watercolors. While nearly all his Poston paintings incorporate at least one barren mesquite tree.
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Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
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