Ray Yoshida (1930-2009) Untitled 1972 felt tipped color pen on paper 11" x 8.5"
Ray Yoshida was one on the most influential teachers at SAIC. When I arrived there in 1973 he was considered an icon of the imagists group and a consummate instructor in the painting department. His influence is still felt today, particularly with local artists whose work reflects his obsessiveness and commitment to highly crafted work.
Artist like Rebecca Shore, Ryan Travis Christian and Geoffrey Todd Smith (shown below) reference Yoshida to some degree or another in there particular take on painting and drawing.
Ryan Travis Christian The Truth Is Often Stupid 2013 graphite on paper 38.75" x 30.25"
Rebecca Shore 22 2011 oil on linen 40" x 46"
Geoffrey Todd Smith Rockets To Rothko 2015 enamel and gouache on panel 30" x 24"