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Girls Making Snowman? (Girls Making a Snowman in Jerome Camp)

Sugimoto, Henry [ bio ]

Girls Making Snowman? (Girls Making a Snowman in Jerome Camp)
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H: 20 in, W: 24 in, Frame: 20.75 x 24.5 x .75 in

Denson, Ark., ca. 1943


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


Stretched and framed.

Two girls build a snowman in wintry scene of Jerome camp. One girl stands with her hands to her mouth on the right, while another girl crouches in front of a small snowman with her back to the viewer, gazing up at the other girl. A snow covered green dustpan lies at her feet. Both girls have cropped hair and are dressed in red tops, blue pants, black boots and brown gloves. The snowman has a simple face of two eyes, eyebrows, straight mouth, and two nostrils. The porch and steps of a barracks is visible at left. A snow covered bush stands in the right foreground. Three barracks are visible in the background with snow laden roofs and smoking chimneys.

Signed in medium, bottom left corner: Painted at Jerome Camp, 1943 ; bottom center: Jerome Camp Girls ; bottom right corner: H. Sugimoto. Written on back, top center: "Girls Making Snowman" / 24" x 20"

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