9th Annual
Henry Fukuhara Watercolor Workshop

Alabama Hills-Manzanar, May 20 & 21, 2006 - 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Contribution $75.00
Workshop open to ALL MEDIA

Reservation cut-off date is April 27th.


For additional information, please call Helen at (310) 643-7135

About World-renowned Watercolorist Henry Fukuhara

When Henry Fukuhara approaches his cozy Santa Monica home, he walks through the same yard he played in as a boy nearly eight decades ago. But for the widely-acclaimed artist who gained recognition throughout the ’70s and ’80s for his abstract watercolors, an entire world has passed between his 1931 graduation from Santa Monica High School and his retirement on his familyproperty today.

Henry set out to pursue painting by enrolling in Otis Art Institute, but the Great Depression forced him to leave and take a job to support his family. After Pearl Harbor, he and his family were evacuated to Manzanar and then he moved to New York in 1944. “For my 42 years in the floral business in New York, what spare time I had I spent in galleries and museums,” Henry reports. “But I couldn’t really begin painting until the children were grown.”

He spent several years as a vital part of the East Coast art scene, before inheriting the home built on his family’s property and moving back to Santa Monica in 1989. He recently showed paintings from the Henry Fukuhara Manzanar Watercolor Workshop at the Japanese American National Museum, contributions to benefit the National Park Service.

He continues to paint, to participate in art classes at Emeritus College, and to teach master classes for the numerous artists who admire his singular techniques. Henry is cited in numerous magazines, books and is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, and Who’s Who in American.

The vision Henry had as a boy could not have been realized without moving a continent away. Now that he’s back, however, Henry appreciates the year-around sunshine that allows him to paint. He has come full circle in the California dream.