Roger Shimomura : an American diary

Roger Shimomura American

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This catalog accompanied a traveling exhibition of paintings by Roger Shimomura, a third-generation Japanese American artist. The works are inspired by diaries kept by the artist’s grandmother, Toku Machida Shimomura, which contained keen observations of her family’s lives from immigrating to the US as a picture bride in 1912, throughout World War II, and until her death in 1963. The artist, who himself was interned in Idaho’s Minidoka War Relocation Center by Executive Order 9066 of 1942, donated his extensive collection of objects made in Japanese internment camps to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in 2016.

Roger Shimomura : an American diary, Roger Shimomura (American, born Seattle 1939)

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