(1922 - 2010)
George Akimoto was active/lived in California. George Akimoto is known for airplane, aerodynamic images, modernist painting, movie posters.
Biography George Akimoto
George Akimoto (1922-2010) He was interned at the Stockton fairgrounds during World War II, and then sent to the relocation camp at Rohwer, Ark. - along with more than 8,000 Japanese Americans from San Joaquin County and the Los Angeles area. Akimoto made a name for himself drawing the cartoon Lil Dan'l for the Rohwer Outpost before moving on to a successful career in movie and commercial art.
One of Stockton's native sons, through adversity of having to go through Rohwer, rose above such adversity and went on to have such a distinguished and productive life in the motion picture and aviation industries.
Akimoto's series of internment camp comics were on display for the Stockton Buddhist Temple's centennial celeb
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