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Eitaro Ishigaki

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Native name  石垣 栄太郎
Known for  Painting, Mural
Role  Artist
Name  Eitaro Ishigaki
Nationality  American

Eitaro Ishigaki
Born  December 1, 1893 (1893-12-01) Taiji, Wakayama, Japan
Died  January 23, 1958, Tokyo, Japan

Eitaro Ishigaki (石垣 栄太郎, Ishigaki Eitarō, December 1, 1893 – January 23, 1958) was an American artist.

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Life

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He was born in Taiji, Wakayama, Japan. Eitaro Ishigaki was a member of the John Reed Club and the Federal Art Project. He married Ayako Ishigaki. He emigrated to America in 1909.

He painted a mural at the Harlem Courthouse. His painting, Man on the Horse (1932), depicted a plain-clothed Chinese guerrilla confronting the Japanese army, heavily equipped with airplanes and warships. His painting, Flight (1937), depicted two Chinese women escaping Japanese bombing, running with three children past one man lying dead on the ground.

During World War II, he worked for the United States Office of War Information. In 1951, Ishigaki was arrested and deported. His work is held by the Art Institute of Chicago.

References

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