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By Greg Robinson,Elena Tajima Creef

ISBN-10: 029598774X

ISBN-13: 9780295987743

ISBN-10: 0295997141

ISBN-13: 9780295997148

�To me lifestyles and paintings are one and a similar, for the main lies in one's wisdom of individuals and existence. In artwork one is attempting to precise it within the easiest resourceful approach, as within the artwork of previous civilizations, for good looks and fact are the single issues which stay undying and ageless.� - Min� Okubo

This is the 1st book-length severe exam of the existence and paintings of Min� Okubo (1912-2001), a pioneering Nisei artist, author, and social activist who time and again defied traditional position expectancies for girls and for jap american citizens over her seventy-year occupation. Okubo's landmark Citizen 13660 (first released in 1946) is the 1st and arguably best-known autobiographical narrative of the wartime jap American relocation and confinement experience.

Born in Riverside, California, Okubo was once incarcerated by means of the U.S. executive in the course of global battle II, first on the Tanforan meeting middle in California and later on the Topaz struggle Relocation heart in Utah. There she taught paintings and directed the creation of a literary and artwork journal. whereas in camp, Okubo documented her confinement event by means of making 1000s of work and pen-and-ink sketches. those supplied the cloth for Citizen 13660. be aware of her expertise unfold to Fortune journal, which employed her as an illustrator. less than the magazine's auspices, she was once in a position to depart the camp and relocate to ny urban, the place she pursued her paintings over the subsequent part century.

This wonderful and welcoming publication, lavishly illustrated with either colour and halftone photos, a lot of that have by no means prior to been reproduced, introduces readers to Okubo's oeuvre via a range of her work, drawings, illustrations, and writings from diversified classes of her existence. additionally, it includes tributes and essays on Okubo's profession and legacy by way of experts within the fields of artwork heritage, schooling, women's experiences, literature, American political heritage, and ethnic stories, essays that light up the significance of her contributions to American arts and letters.

Min� Okubo expands the sparse serious literature on Asian American ladies, in addition to that at the Asian American event within the japanese usa. It additionally serves as an exceptional significant other to Citizen 13660, offering severe instruments and heritage to put Okubo's paintings in its historic and literary contexts.

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