The focus of the Henry Fukuhara Collection is the art, life, and work of watercolor artist
Henry Fukuhara. It includes photographs and notes from various workshops called
"paint-outs," held at former Japanese American concentration camps. The collection also
includes photographs from exhibits, hand painted correspondence, flyers, gallery information,
books, magazines, news clippings, and DVD's.
Henry Fukuhara (April 25, 1913 – January 31, 2010) was a Japanese American abstract
watercolor artist. He is best know for his watercolor paintings of Santa Monica, CA. and
Manzanar, a World War II era Japanese American concentration camp where he and his family
were imprisoned in 1942 and 1943. He began painting in his later life and quickly became a
teacher and mentor to many modern artists and continues to influence watercolor artists today.
Fukuhara has permanent collections at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Bernardino Museum
of Art, and the Japanese American Museum of Art. He was also a member of the National Watercolor
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All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in
writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is
given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not
intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be
There are no access restrictions on this collection.