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Hisako Hibi

 (1907 - 1991)
Hisako Takeda Hibi was active/lived in California, New York / Japan.  Hisako Hibi is known for genre scenes of Japanese internment.

Biography   Hisako Hibi


Born in Fukuiken, Japan on May 14, 1907. Hisako came to San Francisco in 1920 and studied at the CSFA (1926-29). After marrying artist Matsusaburo Hibi in 1930, she was a resident of Hayward, CA until the outbreak of WWII. Like many Japanese-Americans, she spent the duration of the war in a relocation camp. After the war she and her family settled in NYC where she had further art study under Victor D'Amico and at the school of the Museum of Modern Art. After returning to San Francisco in 1954, she maintained a studio in her home until her demise on Oct. 25, 1991. Exh: Oakland Art Gallery, 1930s; Calif. State Fair, 1934, 1937, 1967; Santa Cruz Art League, 1938; GGIE, 1939; SF Art Festivals, 1964-70 (prizes); SFAA annuals; SF Women Ar

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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