Henry Sugimoto (1900 - 1990)
Oil on canvas
18" x 22"
Signed lower left circa mid-1930's
Views from Asian California 1920-1965, an Illustrated History (1992) ISBN 0-9633968-0-3 page 55
Japanese and Japanese American Painters in the United States- a Half Century of Hope and Suffering, 1896-1945 pub. Nippon Television Network Corporation (1995) page 53
Sugimoto graduated from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1928, and later attended the California School of Fine Arts. By 1929 he was in Paris studying for 2 years at the Academie Colarossi. In 1933 he was given a solo show of his European scenes at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. In France he had been a student of Segonzac and Vlaminck, learning the palette knife technique. He traveled and exhibited worldwide, from Mexico to Japan. When war broke out, Sugimoto and family were interned in the Rohwer, Arkansas concentration camp. Upon release they moved to New York City, where he kept up an active art participation; both in France and in Japan, as well as the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. The Autry Museum National Center, in Los Angeles, purchased "Mirror Lake, Yosemite" from my collection; illustrated in my book Views from Asian California on page 54.
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