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Imagist Painter, Intuitive Collector

An acclaimed Chicago Imagist, Roger Brown (BFA 1968, MFA 1970) collected flea market objects and created paintings that served as social and cultural commentaries of the day.

Influencer of Imagists

Ray Yoshida (BFA 1953) was an alum, educator, and key influence on the Chicago Imagists.

The Regionalist

In the early 20th century, Grant Wood (SAIC 1913–16) was the visual spokesman for rural America.