Toma Yovanovich (American, 1931 - 2016) was a prolific printmaker and fine artist whose work can be found in collections around the world, including the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the University of Siena, the U.S. Information Service (Kyoto, Japan), Seoul National University College of Fine Arts, the Vatican Library and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Having earned both a BA and MS in art education from the State University of New York College at Buffalo, Yovanovich exhibited widely across North America, but largely within the northeastern United States and Western New York.
His work not only reflects that of his contemporaries - in the vein of Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Grace Hartigan and Lee Krasner - but also prefigures contemporary artists such as Robert Mangold, Ellsworth Kelly, Gerhard Richter and Anselm Kiefer. His burning, expressive style transcended media and pushed his career forward, and closer to the trajectory of some of the most celebrated artists within the art historical canon.
Museums: Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME University of Siena, Siena Italy Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY American Center - US Information Services, Kyoto, Japan University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Vatican Library, Rome, Italy Kyoto University Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan Seoul National University College of Fine Arts, Seoul, South Korea Library of Congress, Washington, DC California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA Academy of Art Museum, Riga, Latvia.