Chiura Obata

Chiura Obata (1885-1975) was born in Japan and came to California in 1903. A master in the traditional Japanese sumi ink and brush technique, he also excelled in art education and taught at the University of California, Berkeley from 1932 until 1954, except for his years of internment. Other works were previously published in the book Obata’s Yosemite (Yosemite Association, 1993).