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At Fresno Assembly Camp Sumile was 6 Yrs Old [Sumile in Fresno Assembly Camp]

Sugimoto, Henry [ bio ]

At Fresno Assembly Camp Sumile was 6 Yrs Old [Sumile in Fresno Assembly Camp]
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painting
H: 18 in, W: 14.75 in, D: .75 in
oil
canvas

Assembly Centers, Fresno, 1942

(92.97.68)

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

Description

Stretched and framed.

Portrait of Sugimoto's daughter, Madeleine Sumile, as a young girl with white ID tag, "Name Sugimoto, H., No. 24907" fastened to her blue-trimmed dress with a safety pin. Sumile wears a red bow in her hair and looks off to the left of the viewer.

Inscription
Signed in medium, bottom left corner: H. Sugimoto/At Fresno Assembly Camp 1942 Sumile was 6 Yrs Old

History
In contrast to documentary words with generalized figures, some of Sugimoto's paintings from this period are skillfully executed likenesses, rich in emotional content.

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