Happy Birthday, Chiura Obata!

“I dedicate my paintings, first, to the grand nature of California, which, over the long years, in sad as well as in delightful times, has always given me great lessons, comfort, and nourishment. Second, to the people who share the same thoughts, as though drawing water from one river under one tree.”

—Chiura Obata

My aim is to create a bowl full of joy
Clear as the sky,
Pure as falling cherry petals,
Without worry, without doubt;
Then comes full energy, endless power
And the road to art.

Art Of Chiura Obata: American Landscapes In The Style Of Japanese Paintings

Artist Interned: A Berkeley Legend Found Beauty in “Enormous Bleakness” of War Camp

Artworks by Chiura Obata

CHIURA OBATA (1885-1975)

Chiura Obata: American Modern

Chiura Obata’s Art, and the Influence of Yosemite

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