bird, artist unknown

Bird in Flight
Artist unknown
Carved and painted bird pin
3 7/8” W
1942-1945

rohwer camp #23, artist unknown

Rohwer Camp #23
Artist unknown
Watercolor on paper
1942-1945

rohwer camp #23, artist unknown rohwer camp #23, artist unknown

Left:
Geta Sandals
Artist unknown
Carved pine platforms with attached textile uppers, painted and varnished
8 1/2” in length
1942-1945.

Right:
Wood Carving   Morning Glory
Pine wood carving, painted and varnished
1942-1945

geta sandals, artist unknown

Geta Sandals
Artist unknown
Carved pine platforms with attached textile uppers, painted and varnished
8 1/2” in length
1942-1945

kobu, artist unknown

Kobu
Artist unknown (Possibly by Arao Matsuhiro)
Cypress Kobu
1942-1945

untitled, julia nitia untitled, julia nitia

Left:
Painted Gourd
Artist unknown
Gourd, With tempera paint and varnish
1942-1945

Right:
The Football Game
Aki Yanokawa
Gouache on paper
1942-1945

untitled, julia nitia

Untitled
Ruby Matsuhiro
1942-1945

untitled, julia nitia

Untitled
Fred Mayeda
Graphite on paper
1944

untitled, julia nitia untitled, julia nitia

Left:
Summer Formal
Wilma Matsubara
Watercolor on paper
1942-1945

Right:
Portrait of a Young Boy
Coolidge Ozaki
Charcoal on paper
1943

untitled, julia nitia

Untitled
J.H. Abe
Watercolor on paper
1942-1945

untitled, julia nitia

Rohwer Camp #21
Kik Toyofuku
Graphite on paper
1942-1945

untitled, julia nitia untitled, julia nitia

Left:
Wood Carving   Four Birds
Mantaru Matsumoto
Decorative wood plaque, carved, painted, and varnished
1942-1945

Right:
Untitled
T.Y.
Pastel on paper
1942-1945

untitled, julia nitia

Untitled
Artist unknown
Carved and painted bird pin
2 5/8” W
1942-1945

untitled, julia nitia

Untitled
Artist unknown
Carved and painted bird pin
1 3/4” H
1942-1945

untitled, julia nitia untitled, julia nitia

Left:
Untitled
Artist unknown
Watercolor on paper
1942-1945

Right:
Untitled
Artist unknown
Oil pastel on paper
1942-1945

untitled, julia nitia

Untitled
Artist unknown
Carved and painted bird pin
2 5/8” W
1942-1945

untitled, julia nitia

Untitled
Julia Nitia
Watercolor on paper
1942-1945

About the Project

From the Mabel Rose Jamison Vogel/Rosalie Santine Gould Collection, the Butler Center has created a multimedia exhibition titled The Art of Living: Japanese American Creative Experience at Rohwer that showcases art created by internees at the Rohwer Relocation Center in Desha County and tells the story of creativity in the face of dire circumstances. The Art of Living was on on display in Concordia Hall in the Arkansas Studies Institute (401 President Clinton Ave.) from September 9 through November 26, 2011.

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Credits

Central Arkansas Library System

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

Butler Center Digital Collections

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. And opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.