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January 2018

Chiura Obata: An American Modern

January 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until April 29, 2018

AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7130 United States
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Chiura Obata, Grand Canyon, May 15, 1940 (detail). Watercolor on silk, 17 1⁄2 x 21 3⁄4 in. Amber and Richard Sakai Collection

Chiura Obata is of the most significant Japanese American artists of the last century. Born in Okayama, Japan, and working primarily in California, Obata emigrated to the U.S. in 1903 and embarked on a seven-decade career that saw not only the growth of an international American art but also xenophobic laws and the mass incarceration of Americans of Japanese descent during World War II.

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