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    "body": "<html><body><br/>\n<div id=\"databox-PeopleDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Name</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Byron Takashi Tsuzuki</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Born</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">September 20 1900</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Died</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">September 1 1967</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Birth Location</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Hamamatsu, Japan</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Generational Identifier</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n<p><a href=\"/wiki/Issei\" title=\"Issei\">Issei</a>\n</p>\n</td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-People\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>FirstName:Byron Takashi;\nLastName:Tsuzuki;\nDisplayName:Byron Takashi Tsuzuki;\nBirthDate:1900-09-20;\nDeathDate:1967-09;\nBirthLocation:Hamamatsu, Japan;\nGender:Male;\nEthnicity:JA;\nGenerationIdentifier:Issei;\nNationality:;\nExternalResourceLink:;\nPrimaryGeography:;\nReligion:;\n</p>\n</div>\n<p>Born in Hamamatsu, Japan, on September 20, 1900, <a href=\"/wiki/Issei\" title=\"Issei\">Issei</a> artist Byron Takashi Tsuzuki (1900-67) is best known for his work created in the World War II camps that incarcerated Japanese Americans. He immigrated directly to New York at the age of sixteen in 1917, where he joined the Art Students League and studied with <a href=\"/wiki/Yasuo_Kuniyoshi\" title=\"Yasuo Kuniyoshi\">Yasuo Kuniyoshi</a>, while also studying art at Columbia University throughout the 1920s. Tsuzuki participated in the annual exhibitions of the Society of Independent Artists, the Salons of America, and Anderson Galleries, all of New York, along with fellow Japanese artists such as Noboru Foujioka, Eitaro Ishigaki, Torajiro Watanabe, and Yoshida Sekido. He eventually became the co-director of the Salons of America with Kuniyoshi. \n</p><p>In 1932, he moved to California with his wife and daughter to become a caretaker of an estate in San Mateo. After the signing of <a href=\"/wiki/Executive_Order_9066\" title=\"Executive Order 9066\">Executive Order 9066</a> that authorized the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans living on the West Coast, he and his family were incarcerated at <a href=\"/wiki/Tanforan_(detention_facility)\" title=\"Tanforan (detention facility)\">Tanforan</a> Assembly Center and then at <a href=\"/wiki/Topaz\" title=\"Topaz\">Topaz</a> in Utah, where he taught at the camp art school with <a href=\"/wiki/Chiura_Obata\" title=\"Chiura Obata\">Chiura Obata</a> and <a href=\"/wiki/George_Matsusaburo_Hibi\" title=\"George Matsusaburo Hibi\">George Matsusaburo Hibi</a>. In camp, he created a series of paintings that depict daily life in camp and people engaged in everyday activities such as doing laundry and playing <i><a href=\"/wiki/Shogi\" title=\"Shogi\">shogi</a></i>, all against the backdrop of the harsh desert prison. After the war, he returned to New York where he worked as a dental technician and continued to paint until his death at the age of sixty-six.\n</p><p>He died in September 1967 in New York City, New York.\n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a href=\"/wiki/Patricia_Wakida\" title=\"Patricia Wakida\">Patricia Wakida</a></b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Wakida, Patricia</div>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">For More Information</span></h2>\n<p>Chang, Gordon H., Mark Dean Johnson, and Paul J. Karlstrom, editors. <i>Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970</i>. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2008.\n</p><p>'The View from Within: Japanese American Art from the Internment Camps, 1942-1945<i>. Los Angeles: Japanese American National Museum, UCLA Wight Art Gallery, and UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 1992.</i>\n</p>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.044 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.046 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 119/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 730/1000000\nPost‚Äźexpand include size: 1952/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 253/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 5/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:1580-0!*!0!*!*!*!* and timestamp 20170309214507 and revision id 19346\n -->\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
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