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Self Portrait in Camp

Sugimoto, Henry [ bio ]

Self Portrait in Camp
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H: 22 in, W: 18 in, Frame: 23 x 19 in

United States, 1943


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


Stretched and framed.

Portrait of Sugimoto, the artist, surrounded by his paintings. Dressed in a white short-sleeve, collared shirt with a pink item in left pocket and wearing a black beret, Sugimoto looks directly at viewer over his left shoulder. He holds a palette with a palette cup in his right hand, facing a canvas with his signature, "H. Sugimoto." A framed still life and landscape hang in the background. Another painting sits in the back.

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