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Jerome Camp

Sugimoto, Henry [ bio ]

Jerome Camp
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H: 17.75 in, W: 21.5 in, Frame: 19 x 22.5 x 1 in

Denson, Ark., 1943


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


Stretched and framed.

Large pond/swampy area with wooden planks and debris in foreground. Tall grasses stand in the midground. Rows of barracks separated by a road stand in the distance.

Signed in medium, bottom left corner: Painted at Jerome Camp, 1943 Written on back, top left corner: Jerome Camp, 21 1/2" x 18"

"Staying in the camp, I had no chance of contact with the outside...Sometimes I went into the wooded area within the confines of the camp. I created imaginary landscapes of Arkansas, beautiful autumn scenes...[of the] surrounding [area], as much as I could see from the camp." (From a 1968 interview with Henry Sugimoto by Boris Musich)

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