Cover Artist Chiura Obata

Inside Pocket September 2019

Born in Okayama, Japan, Chiura Obata (1885–1975) immigrated to the US in 1903 and embarked on a seven-decade career. He emerged as a leading figure in the Northern California art scene and as an influential educator, teaching at the UC Berkeley for nearly 20 years. The exhibition–Chiura Obata: An American Modern–offers an unprecedented survey of Obata’s rich and varied body of work and includes over 100 paintings, drawings, prints, and personal items—many of which have never been on public display. The show runs through September 29. Visit crockerart.org. Shown in detail: “Setting Sun of Sacramento Valley,” hanging scroll: ink and color on silk; 111 5/8” by x 72 7/8 in.

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