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Name Sakoguchi, Ben
Life Dates born 1938
Nationality American
Notes Sakoguchi spent his childhood in an internment camp for Japanese Americans in California. These experiences greatly influenced his art, which explores political and social issues in American culture.
Role Artist

Associated Records

Image of Art-2D Collection - 1966.2.1

Art-2D Collection - 1966.2.1

"What man's mind can create, man's character can control. - Thomas A. Edison," 1965, intaglio by Ben Sakoguchi. From the series, "Great Ideas of Western Man." Edition: 9/10. Signed lower right: Ben Sakoguchi This image was reproduced in Time Magazine on Dec. 10, 1965 as an advertisement for Container Corporation of America. Label from The Collector's Eye (2014): “What man’s mind can create, ...” Thomas Edison (1847– 1931) from the series Great Ideas of Western Man, 1965 Ben Sakoguchi (born 1938), American Intaglio print Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1966.2.1 Images of war, play, and advertising appear in another “Great Ideas of Western Man” print ad series for the C