And here he is. This painting was a painted while in Japan after the war, as he became close friends with the artist. This is not the normal style painting done by the artist. He normally did landscapes making this his only painting of a person. A long time friend of Omine. This is one of just a few paintings that managed to leave Japan as some restrictions were evidently put on the export of them back then. They left Japan by air force cargo when he transferred. There were a half a dozen other framed pieces, however, we didn’t get them. Spanned from WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in August 1941, became a pilot and retired from the Air Force with the rank of colonel in May 1971. His estate had other art from Omine as well. We believe this to be when he was there. Check as I list a few other items from his estate. The last picture is just of his helmet when he was a Lt. You be the final judge of condition. I provide you with great scans or pictures for your determination. Your experienced eye may find things that we have missed, though not intentionally. I attempt to describe the items to the best of my ability and the pictures are part of our descriptions, so please super size to look for yourself. I also take photos of the items that are not published so that we might identify these items as being originally ours. Most items come directly from the closet, attic, cellar, shed, barn, or yard and other out buildings. I make no warranties or guarantees regarding packaging odors, dust, stray pet hairs or other things outside of our control. I also have not completely cleaned all items unless noted above. Once feedback has been received, we know all is well with your order, and we will do the same for you. The item “Okinawan Artist Seikan Omine Rare Find Lt Hubbs USAF Canvas Painting Post WWII” is in sale since Thursday, December 29, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Militaria (Date Unknown)\Air Force”. The seller is “aroyjetson” and is located in Sequim, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan
- Artist: Seikan Omine
- Place of origin: Okinawa Japan
- art: Okinawan WWII art