The exhibit of the Internment Camp Art of Kasumi “Gus” Nakagawa at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center ends this Wednesday.
The show has been well received with visitors dropping in from San Jose to Santa Rosa as well as from all around Marin County. (As is often the case with our monthly exhibits, I’m sorry to see this one go; this one perhaps more than most).
After leaving the internment camp at Poston, Arizona, at the close of the war, Gus Nakagawa headed east.He continued his art studies there. In 1951, he participated in the 75th anniversary exhibition of painting and sculpture by 75 artists from the Art Students League at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He spent much of his life in commerical art.
|George Washington Bridge|
Here are a few watercolors—post internment camp-- he did in the late 1940’s while living in New York.
|Snowball Play, New York City circa 1946|
|Chinatown, New York City circa 1946|