Print: "Wind and Dust" By Miné Okubo

Item # 222210-S.

Miné Okubo, Wind and Dust, 1943

Reproduction of an opaque watercolor on paperboard, by Miné Okubo from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, © 2023, The Miné Okubo Charitable Corporation. This painting is now traveling in the JANM exhibition Pictures of Belonging: Miki Hayakawa, Hisako Hibi, and Miné Okubo. (See link below for exhibition schedule.)

Miné Okubo was born in Riverside, California and received a Masters of Fine Art from the University of California at Berkeley in 1938. She studied art in France and Italy, and created murals and mosaics for the U.S. Government’s Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the U.S. Army

None of these commissions prevented her and her family from being sent to a detention center in 1942, they were among more than 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans who were detained. Okubo would go on to have a career in art and was honored with numerous awards.

Her graphic memoir, Citizen 13660, published in 1946, which revealed life in a Japanese American detention center and a Utah concentration camp during World War II. This pioneering work was the first book-length account of an American concentration camp by a former prisoner. 

This is an archival digital print created using 100% acid-free cotton fine art paper and the highest quality pigmented, non-toxic, environmentally friendly ink available with a color permanence rating of at least 200 years. Available in two sizes 8" x 10" and 11"x 14". Comes sleeved with foam core backing board.

Pictures of Belonging: Miki Hayakawa, Hisako Hibi, and Miné Okubo.

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