Miki Hayakawa (1904 - 1953)
Oil on canvasboard
16" x 20"
Signed lower right circa 1927
I speculate that the sleeping man may be the artist Yun Gee. They worked together at times, once even on the same painting. Hayakawa remains one of the important early women modernist painters.
California Art: 450 Years of Painting and Other Media, ISBN: 0-9614622-5-6, page 305
American Art Review, January 1996 issue, page 128
With New Eyes: Toward an Asian American Art History in the West, 1995, exhibition catalog page 10
Asian/American/Modern Art: Shifting Currents, 1900-1970, page 63
Exhibition history available. Other selections available.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art purchased the painting "Portrait of a Negro" from my collection. View that painting on the museum website.