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— by Kathaleen Roberts: Farm workers plow, dig and harvest plants beneath the hazy shadow of a mountainside.

The bucolic watercolor conjures Japan’s 19th century Edo period, a prosperous time known for its explosion of art, especially in the form of woodblock prints.

But the self-taught artist Chuzo Tamotzu painted the scene in New Mexico in 1952, titling it “Sandias.” …

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May 11, 2019 — 23:45