R.I.P. Ray Yoshida
Yoshida, Uhn, detail, 1999.
Ray Yoshida died of cancer January 10 at the age of 78. The Hawaiian-born artist taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for more than 45 years, starting in 1959; he profoundly influenced students including Roger Brown, Jim Nutt and other members of the Chicago Imagists and the Hairy Who.