• Creator
  • Sugimoto, Henry
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1942
  • Publisher
  • Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Description
  • Signed in medium, bottom left: H. Sugimoto. Unstretched and unframed. A Japanese family of three in Hanford, California listen to the radio about the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. A bearded man sits with his back to the viewer at a checked cloth covered table, right hand tuning a radio. To the right, a woman in a white collared blue dress sits next to him, leaning against her right arm with a worried expression. Above her on the gre... more
    Signed in medium, bottom left: H. Sugimoto. Unstretched and unframed. A Japanese family of three in Hanford, California listen to the radio about the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. A bearded man sits with his back to the viewer at a checked cloth covered table, right hand tuning a radio. To the right, a woman in a white collared blue dress sits next to him, leaning against her right arm with a worried expression. Above her on the grey wall is a portrait of Abraham Lincoln with a small American flag sticking out of the yellow frame. A pennant, "Hanford HI" hangs above it. A little boy in a blue and white striped shirt and blue overalls stands in the left background, pointing out of the window at a bird flying away into a winter landscape. The upper half of the painting is dominated by a cloudlike scence, overlapping the domestic scene, of two fighter planes coming out of the upper right corner toward a sinking, smoking battleship, USS Arizona, exploding in red and yellow. A tiny plane is visible in the upp! er left corner. less
  • Format
  • Painting oil on canvas California
  • Rights
  • Please contact the contributing institution for more information regarding the copyright status of this object.