Henry Fukuhara

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Henry Fukuhara (April 25, 1913 – January 31, 2010) was an American watercolorist teacher.[1]

Fukuhara was interned with his parents, who were Japanese immigrants, at the Manzanar internment camp in California's Owens Valley during World War II.[1][2] He would later reveal that he looked at spots for potential graves at Manzanar in a 1992 interview with the Los Angeles Times, "Seemed like a joke, but that's what we did."[1]

A prolific watercolorist during his career, Fukuhara would later use the Manzanar relocation camp to teach workshops on abstract watercolor painting to students beginning in 1998.[1]

Henry Fukuhara died of natural causes at a nursing home in Yorba Linda, California, on January 31, 2010, at the age of 96.[1] He was survived by his wife, Fujiko Fukuhara; daughters, Joyce Bowersox, Grace Niwa and Helen Fukuhara; son, Rackham, two sisters, four brothers, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.[1]


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