Hisako Hibi (1907 - 1991)
"U.N. and Its Struggle For Peace As I See It"
Oil on canvas
39" x 31"
Signed and dated lower left 1947
Written verso: "Internment camp to N.Y.C. After the War relocated to New York City September 1945. How I dreamed of Peace for the World."
Peaceful Painter: Hisako Hibi, Memoirs of an Issei Woman Artist, ISBN: 1-890771-90-2, page 59
Exhibition history available
Make the comparison between this image of a boat of innocent people crashing through dangerous waters with danger seen in the waters and in the upper right bat-like creature flying with a bomb and Hokusai's iconic Japanese print, "The Great Wave." The U.N. Charter was signed in San Francisco.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art purchased her painting "Fear" (1948) from my collection. Visit their website to view that painting.
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