Ralph Goings | the artist

The artist Ralph Goings
Born 1928, Corning, California, USA.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Printmakers, Photorealism,

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Photo-Realist painter.

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Ralph Goings is a realist painter who has exhibited in this country, Europe and Japan and is represented in museums and private collections here and abroad. He is recognized as one of the original members of the Hyper-Realist or Photo-Realist group of the late 1960's.


Collins Diner, 1985-86

color lithograph

Actually, yes. That's when it really began, because in - well, in the - I guess in the eighth grade, the teacher didn't really - oh, I don't know quite how to put it - she didn't present anything as an art lesson or anything like that. It was just a matter of having materials there available - paper and pencils and pens and that kind of thing - and just sort of free-form - actually, looking back on it, it seems like it was a way for her to kill time until she got to the next real lesson, whatever it happened to be.