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Jerome Camp Swamp

Sugimoto, Henry [ bio ]

Jerome Camp Swamp
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H: 18 in, W: 22 in, Frame: 18.5 x 22.5 x .75 in

Denson, Ark., 1943


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


Stretched and framed

View of swamp and Jerome camp. In the foreground a culvert opens into a reflecting pool of standing water surrounded by tall dry grasses. At midground a horizontal path spans the image. A water filled ditch with plank walkways recedes to vanishing point, background left. Next to it, yellow and red laundry hang in open area between ditch and rows of barracks which recede to vanishing point left under a grey sky.

Signed in medium, bottom left corner: Henry Sugimoto, 1943 ; Bottom right corner: Painted at Jerome Camp Written on back, top center: Jerome Camp Swamp, 22" x 18"

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