Obata's Yosemite

February 22, 2008 – June 1, 2008

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

2nd Floor, Graphics Galleries Floor Plan

On view are 27 prints and watercolors and a series of approximately 21 progressive proofs of Yosemite National Park by Chiura Obata (1885-1975). During a visit to Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada in 1927, Obata made approximately 100 drawings in pencil, watercolor, and sumi ink. While in Tokyo between 1928 and 1932, he transformed these California landscape watercolors and sketches into a limited-edition portfolio titled World Landscape Series.This exhibition is the first time the the artist's prints are publicly exhibited on the East Coast.