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Tag Archives: Asian-Americans
Rim Lee: New City (2018); from a series.
Kobayashi Kiyochika: Our Naval Forces in the Yellow Sea Firing at and Sinking Chinese Warships (1894) Josh Cochran: Tritons (c. 2006) Kiyochika’s print is propaganda celebrating Japan’s military superiority in the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895. Sources here and here. … Continue reading
Chiura Obata: Setting Sun on Sacramento Valley, California (1930) As Japanese-Americans, Obata and his family were interned at the Tanforan detention center in California during WWII. Along with other artists, he established an art school in the camp; teachers taught … Continue reading
Steven Young Lee: Vase with Landscape and Dinosaurs (2014) (source)
Ansel Adams: Nurse Aiko Hamaguchi (1943) From Adams’s photographs of Japanese-American internment at Manzanar (here).