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Harsh Canvas: The Art and Life of Henry Sugimoto

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Henry Sugimoto’s translated memoirs, brought to life by Academy Award nominated actor Mako, reveal the artist’s own journey through his life and art. Features his paintings and sketches, rare archival footage, and film of the artist just before his death.

Produced in conjunction with the Henry Sugimoto: Painting an American Experience exhibition.

Release date: 2001

Production Credits:
Director: John Esaki
Executive Producers: Karen L. Ishizuka & Robert A. Nakamura
Editor: Gail Yasunaga
Original score by: David Iwataki

30 min. Color



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