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Eastern sky 7:50 A.M., Feb 25, 1945

Hibi, Hisako [ bio ]

Eastern sky 7:50 A.M., Feb 25, 1945
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painting
H: 16 in, W: 20 in
oil
canvas

Topaz, Utah, February 25, 1945

(96.601.47)

Gift of Ibuki Hibi Lee

Description

Unframed stretched canvas. Image of red sky with clouds, mountain peak to left, barracks to the right.

Inscription
BACK: February 25th, 1945 7:50 A.M. Eastern Sky Hisako Hibi (3 rows of Japanese characters)

History
Hisako Hibi noted in her writing her impressions of the beautiful sky at Topaz concentration camp. Both sunsets and sunrises inspired Hibi to paint. The focus of this painting is certainly the dramatic sky at sunrise. Hibi uses broad strokes of vibrant color to create an intense backdrop for her quiet camp scene. The barracks at the right remain in darkness below the fiery sky.

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