Portrait of Carlos Bulosan

Portrait of Carlos Bulosan
5 x 7 inches (12.7 cm x 17.78 cm)
watercolor pencil from reference

UPDATE: On display and for purchase at the You Can’t Quarantine Creativity¬†exhibit, Marjorie Evans Gallery at Sunset Cultural Center, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California October 5 – December 1.

Author of memoir America Is In The Heart, essayist, poet, labor organizer. After years of experiencing racial discrimination, violence and blacklisting, he died in obscurity from the effects of alcohol, violence and tuberculosis at the age of forty-six. His voluminous literary output has thankfully been rediscovered. His story is in many ways similar to my father’s, who immigrated to the U.S. in the same wave in the 1920s from the Philippines.