Henry Fukuhara

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Henry Fukuhara (04.25.1913 – 01.31.2010)

Henry Fukuhara, as painted by Jim Salchak

Henry Fukuhara
A portrait by Jim Salchak

Fukuhara’s abstract landscape watercolors are represented in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Bernardino Museum of Art, and the Japanese American National Museum. He is listed in “Who’s Who in American Art” and is a member of the prestigious National Watercolor Society, as well as an honorary member of Watercolor West.
Rafu Shimpo (Los Angeles Japanese Daily News)

Henry Fukuhara was a Japanese-American watercolorist, florist, and teacher renown, among other accomplishments, for his annual painting workshops held at the Manzanar Relocation Camp, where he and countless other Japanese Americans were interned during World War II. His unique, abstract style, and affable personality made him a leader of the California watercolor movement.

Henry is survived by his loving family, and his extraordinary works of art on display here and around the world.

If you are a painter, you can move mountains, you can move trees.
– Henry Fukuhara

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