Raymond Cuevas Biography

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Raymond Cuevas was born and raised in Los Angeles. After earning a scholarship from the Chouinard Art Institute, he was given the privilege of studying with Chouinard instructors Ed Reep, Harold Kramer, Rex Brandt and Elmer Plummer. After graduating from Chouinard, Cuevas studied painting and drawing with Arnold Mesches and Bentley Schaad at Otis Art Institute. During this time, he also worked as a commercial artist and award-winning graphic and advertising designer for more than twenty-five years. In 1985, he started painting, concentrating mostly on the unique landscape of the Los Angeles and San Gabriel areas. He is currently focusing on the remaining rural landscapes of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Cuevas began exhibiting his paintings in 1987, and his work is held in private collections throughout the United States. His paintings have been shown and auctioned at Bonhams and Butterfields, and Joh Moran Auctioneers, and he is listed in various art reference books. Raymond Cuevas is a member of the California Art Club.

Exhibits at: Peregrine Galleries, Montecito/Santa Barbara Old L.A. Antique & Modern Elements, L.A. James Main Fine Arts Santa Barbara Tirage Gallery, Pasadena Live Oak Gallery, Santa Paula Historic Lighting, Monrovia.

2002:

9th Annual Art Auction, Santa Barbara Historical Society, Santa Barbara, CA

En Plein Air, Tirage Gallery, Pasadena, CA

92nd Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, California Art Club, Pasadena Museum of History

California H20, The Old Mill, San Marino, CA

New Direction, Tirage Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2001

The Art Collectors, Vincent Price Gallery, East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles

John Moran Auction, California Plein Air Paintings, February 13,

Down from the Center, Tirage Gallery, Pasadena, California

The Art of Ray Cuevas and Karl Dempwolf, Peregrine Galleries, Montecito, CA

En Plein Air, Tirage Gallery, Pasadena, CA

The Art of Ray Cuevas, Live Oak Gallery, Ventura, CA

2000

Butterfield and Butterfield American and California Paintings and Sculpture Auction, December 13

Southern California Scenes, Prufrock Gallery, Pasadena,

California Art in the Parks, Tirage Gallery, Pasadena,

California Views from Center, Tirage Gallery, Pasadena,

California The Figure, Tirage Gallery, Pasadena, California

1999

John Moran Auction, California Plein Air Paintings, October 19

Butterfield and Butterfield American and California Paintings and Sculpture Auction, June 17

John Moran Auction, California Plein Air Paintings, June 15

On Location, Tirage Gallery, Pasadena, California

Eaton Canyon Rediscovered, Tirage Gallery, Pasadena,

California Across the Arroyo, Tirage Gallery, Pasadena,

California Off the Walls, Tirage Gallery, La Canada,

California Palette Impressions, Tirage Gallery, La Canada, California

1998

Butterfield and Butterfield American and California Paintings and Sculpture Auction, December 10

John Moran Auction, California Plein Air Paintings, October 20

Santa Barbara Historical Society Auction, Santa Barbara, California

In Harm's Way, Tirage Gallery, La Canada, California

Landscapes, Cityscapes and Figure Paintings, Studio C California Art Club, Group Exhibition, Cal State University

1997

Butterfield and Butterfield, American and California Paintings and Sculpture Auction, December 11

Echoes & Visions Juried Show, Laguna Niguel, California,

RAYMOND CUEVASSanta Barbara Historical Society Auction, Santa Barbara, California

Butterfield and Butterfield, American and California Paintings and Sculpture Auction, June 11,

The Urban Landscape II Exhibition, Long Beach Arts Gallery, Long Beach, CA Beyond the Rancho, Tirage Gallery, La Canada,

California Impressions of Pasadena, The Pasadena Historical Museum, June 22

1996

Butterfield and Butterfield, American and California Paintings and Sculpture Auction, December 12

In the Plein Aire Tradition, Tirage Gallery, La Canada,

California California Art Club, Group Exhibition, Los Angeles Arboretum

1995

California Art Club, Group Exhibition, Los Angeles Arboretum

Classic Competition, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, California

1994

California Art Club, Group Exhibition, Los Angeles Arboretum

Oil Painters of America, Pacific Coast Juried Regional Exhibition, Poulsen Galleries, Pasadena, California

Mr. Cuevas began exhibiting his paintings in 1987. His work is held in private collections throughout the United States. Mr. Cuevas is listed in Davenport's Art Reference & Price Guide, 1997/98 edition, Falk's Art Price Index International '98 and Franklin & James 10 Year Review American Artist at Auction.

Biography Courtesy of Raymond Cuevas

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