James Wilson Rayen
Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, James Wilson Rayen was a graduate of Phillips Academy Andover, and received BA, BFA, and MFA degrees from Yale University. Rayen was strongly influenced by Philip and Maud Morgan at Phillips Academy, and by Josef Albers and Rico Lebrun at Yale University. Rayen taught at Wellesley College for many years, and was the Elizabeth Christy Kopf Professor of Art until his retirement in 2003. His work is included in the collections of the Cincinnati Art Museum, The Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Phillips Academy Andover, and numerous public and private collections. Sadly, Rayen died in 2013.
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