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.

Published:
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 Smithsonian American Art Museum

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