Mine Okubo - Research Article from American Homefront in WWII

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An Artist Mother

The daughter of Japanese parents, Mine Okubo was born on June 27, 1912, in Riverside, California. She had several brothers and sisters. Her mother had graduated from the Tokyo Art Institute and was a painter. In 1903 Japan had sent her to the St. Louis Exposition of Arts and Crafts to show her work. Mine was greatly influenced by her mother. Her father was a landscaper and gardener. They were poor but made do.

Mine Okubo attended Riverside Junior College in 1933 and 1934, where she was an art student. From there she went to the University of California at Berkeley. While going to school she worked at various jobs such as a seamstress, housemaid, agricultural fieldworker, waitress, and tutor. At Berkeley, Okubo learned the art techniques of fresco and mural painting. She earned her bachelor's degree in 1935 and a master's degree in fine arts in 1936. In 1938 Okubo won...

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