Wendy Yoshimura

Wendy Yoshimura

January 17, 1943 

Manzanar, CA

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Wendy’s art is watercolor painting and fine art print. She “paint[s] the subtle moments when clear morning light illuminates flower petals, fruit, and glass. These instants touch…[her] deeply—but they’re gone in a flash.”

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“Yoshimura is currently an artist residing in north Oakland, California. She teaches watercolor painting at her studio and at a San Francisco community center. Her still-life watercolors are often displayed in the Bay Area.”

Wendy was assigned to second grade as a twelve-year-old, but eventually gained fluency in English and graduated from high school. She went on to attend the California College of Arts and Crafts (now the California College of the Arts) in 1965 and worked briefly as a commercial artist. 

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As mentioned previously, Wendy spends time at a San Francisco community center. She teaches texture and imagery through her watercolor paintings.

After the legal trouble Wendy found herself encountering, she made a promise to give back to the community and tell her story. Wendy wanted to be known for more than being a fugitive; she wanted her supporters to get a sense of who she is and what she represents through her artistic expression.

You can find Wendy at any East Bay art festival and at coffee shops near the California College of the Arts. You may also find her at local art exhibits where she may show her new work to the community to bring funding into her school to continue the arts program.

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~ by Jada Ross ~

External Links: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendy_Yoshimura

http://www.wendyyoshimura.com/pages1/home.html

http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Wendy_Yoshimura/

https://people.com/archive/wendy-yoshimura-emerges-from-the-shadows-of-the-patty-hearst-case-vol-4-no-14/

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