DISEMBARKATION POINT, HEART MTN. INTERNMENT CAMP

  • Oil on Muslin Panel
  • 12 x 24 in
  • Charlie Hunter
  • Sold

Is this a political painting? Of course not; it’s just a landscape. Just a landscape of the spot in Wyoming where American citizens of Japanese heritage were unloaded from trains that had taken them from their homes, often with as little as 24 hours notice, to live in barracks in remote corners of the west, during World War II. We did not trust them to be loyal citizens. Interestingly, there were no such barracks for German Americans. I worked on this for a little more than two years and it never got any cheerier. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_Mountain_Relocation_Center

  • Subject Matter: Landscape
 
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