Peaceful Painter: Hisako Hibi – Memoirs of an Issei Woman Artist
Introduction by Kristine Kim. Recollections by Ibuki Hibi Lee.
Hisako Hibi was a teenager when she immigrated to America with her parents. When they returned to Japan, Hibi remained in the U.S. and later married a fellow art student.
She and her husband taught at the art school founded by Chiura Obata in the concentration camp at Topaz, Utah. After camp, Hibi continued painting first in New York and later in San Francisco.
Her art and the informal journals and notes are the basis for this book. Her paintings offer an insight into the daily life of a woman who would not abandon her art or betray her spirit.
Paper: 80 pp.