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Sugimoto, Henry [ bio ]

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H: 38.25 in, W: 51 in

New York, N.Y., c. 1965


Gift of Madeleine Sugimoto and Naomi Tagawa, Japanese American National Museum


Unstretched and unframed. Formerly stapled. 1 painting : image 38.25 x 51 in., unstretched canvas 41.5 x 54.375 in.

Daily life on a ranch. In a large open space, a man loads a flat, open wagon partially filled with boxes while a horse stands in its harness to the left; a boy carries a pair of boxes from a stack in left foreground toward the wagon with a tan dog prancing beside him; on the right, three girls jump rope and two boys play ball near chickens and a tethered cow. The man and boys are dressed in blue overalls. The girls wear dresses. In foreground right, a man in blue with brown bag full of mail inserts mail into a mailbox on a fence enclosing green trees. A bicycle is parked next to him. A blue wheelbarrow lies in center foreground. In the background a large red barn stands with its doors wide open as a pitchfork, rake, shovels and a ladder lean against it next to a sign, "Lucern Ranch," to the left. A woman with a child on her back hangs laundry in the space between the barn and a small grey house with yellow trim and a black stovepipe on the right. Chickens are visible in the house through the open door. A log pile peeks from behind the house under green trees. A water tower with a windmill rises above the buildings under a blue sky.

Signed in medium, bottom left corner: H. Sugimoto

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