Yoshida, Ray, b. 1930 d. 2009
Active in Chicago, Ill.
Collection size: 8.0 linear feet
Collection Summary: Biographical material, letters, teaching files, artists files, scrapbooks and printed material, works of art, and photographs regarding painter and collagist Ray Yoshida.
Biographical material includes resumes, personal files, artist statements, and other official documents. Letters are from friends, colleagues and artists including Roger Brown, Jim Nutt, Gladys Nilsson, Art Green, Christina Ramberg, Karl Wirsum, Miyoko Ito, Jin Soo Kim, Barbara Rossi, Vera Berdich, and Tom Kapsalis among others. Teaching files include lectures, notes, recommendation letter drafts, and correspondence with faculty and administrators at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Artists files contain notes and documentation on pantings.
Scrapbooks and printed material (approx. 3 linear ft.) compiled by Yoshida feature comic book collages. Other scrapbooks and printed material include clippings, labels, booklets, fliers, and miscellany collected by Yoshida and used as source material. Additional printed material includes clippings featuring Yoshida from newspaper and magazines or friends of Yoshida. Artwork includes sketches and sketchbooks, mainly by Yoshida. Photographs include snapshots of Yoshida and his family and snapshots taken by Yoshida.
Biographical/Historical Note: Raymond (Ray) Kakuo Yoshida (1930-2009) was a painter and collagist in Chicago, Ill.
Donated 2012 by Ray Yoshida via Terri Yoho of the Kohler Foundation, representing Yoshida's estate and in 2013 by Jennifer Sabas and Shayle Miller, estate executors.
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