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Rohwer Internees #2
  • John L. Newman
    born 1948
    born: Rohwer, Arkansas, United States ; active: United States
  • Rohwer Internees #2, 2006
  • Both Sides of the Barbed Wire Fence
  • Where object was made: United States
  • color lithograph
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 408 x 305 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 16 1/16 x 12 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 570 x 385 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 22 7/16 x 15 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Museum purchase: Museum of Art Acquisition Fund
  • On view: Long Ellis Gallery, 315, W3
  • 2007.0051
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"The Power of Place: KU Alumni Artists", 16-Feb-2019
This lithograph portrays life in the Rohwer Japanese American Relocation Center in Rohwer, Arkansas, the city where John L. Newman was born and lived as a child. Newman portrays activities taking place inside the internment camp, observed through the barbed wire fence that surrounded it.