Ray Yoshida

American, 1930–2009

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Ray Yoshida

American, 1930–2009

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A longtime professor at the Art Institute of Chicago, Ray Yoshida influenced generations of artists over four decades, including Jim Nutt, Roger Brown, and Christina Ramberg. Associated with Chicago's Imagism tradition, which opposed the reigning abstraction of the day and found value in figuration, Surrealism, humor, and everyday visual culture, Yoshida is known for his "Comic Book Specimen" collages beginning in the late 1960s, as well as for later semi-abstract paintings using oddball imagery, rich pattern and color, and idiosyncratic techniques.

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Biography

A longtime professor at the Art Institute of Chicago, Ray Yoshida influenced generations of artists over four decades, including Jim Nutt, Roger Brown, and Christina Ramberg. Associated with Chicago's Imagism tradition, which opposed the reigning abstraction of the day and found value in figuration, Surrealism, humor, and everyday visual culture, Yoshida is known for his "Comic Book Specimen" collages beginning in the late 1960s, as well as for later semi-abstract paintings using oddball imagery, rich pattern and color, and idiosyncratic techniques.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
MCA Chicago
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more