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A Finding Aid to the Ray Yoshida papers, circa 1895-2010, bulk 1950-2005

Ray Yoshida papers, circa 1895-2010, bulk 1950-2005

Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009

Painter, Collagist

Collection Information

Size: 10 linear feet

Summary: The papers of Chicago artist and educator Ray Yoshida measure 9.1 linear feet and date from 1903 to 2010, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950 to 2005. Yoshida's career as a painter and collagist as well as his long tenure as a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago are documented through biographical material, personal correspondence, notebooks and writings, teaching records, personal business records, printed material, photographs, sketchbooks, artwork by Yoshida and others, and scrapbooks. Items within the collection also document Yoshida's personal interest in collecting folk art and artifacts.

Biographical/Historical Note

Raymond (Ray) Kakuo Yoshida (1930-2009) was a painter, collagist, and educator in Chicago, Illinois.


Donated 2012 by Ray Yoshida via Terri Yoho of the Kohler Foundation, representing Yoshida's estate and in 2013 and 2015 by Jennifer Sabas and Shayle Miller, estate executors, then again in 2016 by Shayle Miller.