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Title
A Study #1
Creator
Hibi, Hisako
Date Created and/or Issued
4/27/1945
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
Framed, stretched canvas. Portrait of an old man with grey hair, red shirt.
This painting is one of the only known works of its kind done by Hisako Hibi while at Topaz concentration camp. Hibi did not often paint figures in such great detail. People appear in her paintings diminished in size and lacking specificity. Here the sense is that this is a unique individual, given the details of his face. Hibi portrays this man at a slight angle from the chest up. It is significant that Hibi insists on including a view of the camp barracks in the background of this figure. Thus, the context of camp frames this man's portrait.
Type
image
Format
Painting oil on canvas
Form/Genre
painting
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf9x0nb41x
96.601.42
Subject
Concentration Camps, Topaz | barracks | mountain | portrait | man

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