Works of Art

Ray Prohaska 'My Friend Ted' Acrylic on Canvas

Ray Prohaska
(Yugoslavian/American, 1901-1981)
“My Friend Ted.”
Acrylic on canvas.
depicting his fisherman friend Ted, carrying buoys; signed “Ray Prohaska” u.r., titled on stretcher.
14 × 12 inches. Framed: 18 1/2 × 16 1/2 inches.

Note: Prohaska was a painter and illustrator, born in Mulo, Yugoslavia. He came to the US with his family in 1909. A graduate of the California School of Fine Arts, he had a studio on Sutter Street in San Francisco for a few years as a young man, and from 1921 until 1929 he owned and ran an art service in Chicago, Illinois. He then moved to NYC where he embarked upon a successful career as an illustrator for Woman’s Home Companion and other national magazines. He taught at the Art Students League of New York City in 1961 and then was artist-in-residence at Washington and Lee University.

Inventory #FA1074