George Matsusaburo Hibi
(1886 - 1947)
George Matsusaburo Hibi was active/lived in California, New York / Japan. George Hibi is known for allegorical nude figure and animal painting, printmaking.
Biography George Matsusaburo Hibi
George Matsusaburo Hibi (1886-1947) was an influential American artist, known for his oil painting and printmaking, who was central to prewar California art associations and in the creation of art schools in both the Tanforan Assembly Center and the concentration camp at Topaz, Utah, during World War II.
He was born in Iimura, Shiga Prefecture in Japan, on June 21, 1886, and immigrated to the United States in 1906, following a brief period studying law. He landed in Seattle, Washington, where he studied English, before moving to San Francisco in 1919, and began contributing his drawings and cartoons to several California newspapers and Japanese publications.
That same year, he enrolled at the California School of Fine Art
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