Kakunen Tsuruoka mesquite and brush under pink and purple sky

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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