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TITLE
"Dust Storm, Topaz"
 
DESCRIPTION
"Dust Storm, Topaz"

by Chiura Obata
Scene depicts the coal pile and barracks engulfed in a dust storm.

Watercolor, 14 1/4" x 19 3/8"
 
CONTEXT
"The desert dust storm! Barracks, rooms -- everything, everywhere was sunk in darkness! But not so our hopes and determination to conquer nature's violence. We looked up, and there, as if in answer, not fifty feet above us we saw the pure blue of the skies."
Chiura Obata, 1943
 
CREDIT
Chiura Obata
Courtesy of Kimi Kodani Hill

 
DATE
March 13, 1943