Chiura Obata’s Evening at Carl Inn

Selected Artworks from Chiura Obata: American Modern

A watercolor image of a small inn surrounded by trees.

Chiura Obata, Evening at Carl Inn, 1930, color woodcut on paper, 15 5/8 x 10 7/8 inches, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Obata Family, 2000.76.6, © 1989, Lillian Yuri Kodani.

About this Artwork

Obata published thirty-five of his watercolors as a portfolio entitled World Landscape Series, with one hundred impressions created for each print. Most of the subjects, including this image of a cabin, were from watercolors he had made while hiking in Yosemite in the summer of 1927.