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Kakunen Tsuruoka, (1892-1977) untitled (mesquite with mist lingering on brush), watercolor on paper, ca.  1942-44

Captive Artist: Watercolors by Kakunen Tsuruoka

This landmark exhibition features landscape paintings produced while the artist was confined to Poston Camp III, part of the Colorado River Relocation Center in Arizona and one of the ten camps to which approximately 120,000 Japanese-Americans were forcibly relocated during the Second World War.

While the focus of the installation will be on a group of 25 poignant paintings by Kakunen of the bleak and barren landscape surrounding the camp, the gallery will also offer a selection Kakunen's original paintings and four shin hanga-style limited-edition prints depicting subjects unrelated to his time at Poston.

The entire collection of works by Kakunen are from the Estate of Haruno Tsuruoka (1924–2017), the artist's daughter-in-law, and is being offered by members of her family.

We are pleased to be participating in the schedule of events organized by Asia Week New York

For the duration of the exhibition, March 13 – 23, the gallery will have general open hours (no appointments needed), 11 – 5 pm.

Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th St
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New York, New York

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