Henry Fukuhara
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Henry Fukuhara | 1913 - 2010

Henry Fukuhara
Henry Fukuhara performs a painting demonstration at Manzanar, a detention camp where he and thousands of other Japanese Americans were interned during World War II. (Rackham Fukuhara)
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Fukuhara was known for energetic, abstract paintings, particularly of Manzanar and Santa Monica, where he grew up. (Rackham Fukuhara)
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Henry Fukuhara “had such a unique style, so different from most plein-air artists,” said Bill Anderson, whose Sunset Beach gallery represented Fukuhara. “He had a huge following of people he influenced.” (Rackham Fukuhara)
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Sketch of “Bud Man” at a Southern California Beach. Fukuhara would paint multiple versions of his sketches in his studio to refine his work. (Rackham Fukuhara)
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A Henry Fukuhara sketch of Yosemite’s Half Dome in 1992. (Rackham Fukuhara)
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Painting by Henry Fukuhara, “View of Manzanar near Mt. Whitney.” When he painted scenes from the camp, Fukuhara focused on symbols such as the guard tower, the entrance gate and the Sierras in the background to create vibrant, not downbeat, images. (Henry Fukuhara / Courtesy Bill Anderson Art Gallery)
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Painting by Henry Fukuhara, “Clock Tower.” Fukuhara was not bitter about his Manzanar experience, shrugging it off, he said, “because it’s part of war” and “so many young men didn’t return.” (Henry Fukuhara / Courtesy Bill Anderson Art Gallery)
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Painting by Henry Fukuhara, “Ferris Wheel, Santa Monica Pier.” (Henry Fukuhara / Courtesy Bill Anderson Art Gallery)
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Henry Fukuhara’s 1972 holiday card, evidence of the less abstract nature of his earlier work. (Henry Fukuhara)
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Fukuhara sent postcards during the holidays to his friends and family. (Henry Fukuhara)
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Fukuhara’s 2005 holiday card. (Henry Fukuhara)
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