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Title
To school
Creator
Hibi, Hisako
Date Created and/or Issued
2/1/1945
Publication Information
Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Contributing Institution
Japanese American National Museum
Collection
Hibi (Hisako) Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Unframed, stretched canvas. Image of girl in red coat holding books under her arm standing on right, portion of green barrack at left, rows of barracks and snowy mountain peak in background.
This is one of the few paintings done by Hisako Hibi which focuses on a single figure portrayed in detail in the foreground. A young girl wearing a red coat stands at the right, carrying books under one arm with her head lowered. She appears to be gazing at the ground in front of her. Hibi provides relatively more detail for the face of this figure than in her other works. The girl appears somewhat melancholy standing alone within the landscape. The edge of a barrack frames the painting at the left. In the background is a row of buildings that recedes into space. The mountain rises dramatically in the background against a hazy sky.
Type
image
Format
Painting oil on canvas
Form/Genre
painting
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf987006v2
96.601.50
Subject
Concentration Camps, Topaz | barracks | mountain | girl | school

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