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. Some of this collection has been digitized and is available online.
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
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 obtained.
There are no access restrictions on this collection.