Kakunen Tsuruoka vertical mesquite

Kakunen Tsuruoka, 1892-1977

untitled (vertical mesquite)

watercolor on paper, signed at lower right, Kakunen Tsuruoka, ca. 1944

19 1/8 by 11 7/8 in., 48.5 by 30.2 cm

According to Kakunen's daughter-in-law Haruno Tsuruoka, Kakunen preferred to rise early and go out into the hills to paint the brilliant colors of the desert sky at dawn.

Deborah Gesensway and Mindy Roseman, Beyond Words: Images from America's Concentration Camps, Cornell University Press, 1987, p. 54, titled Mesquite at Poston, Arizona

Acquired by the Saint Louis Art Museum


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