Raymond George Neher Essay

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Raymond George Neher

Because roads, streets, highways, boulevards, and freeways are an everyday part of our
life, they understandably are part of our art. In the foreground or the background, they
secure our art to reality, serve as symbols, or twist and turn in ways never dreamed by
the imagination. Raymond Neher used roads and highways as his subject in many of his
paintings. He began painting for his own benefit, because he "Enjoyed putting brush to
canvas."


Raymond George Neher was born in Orange, New Jersey on September 14, 1943; he was the only
child to Rudolph Neher and Evelyn Posadzki. Neher was awarded his Bachelor of Architecture
form the Carnegie Mellon University and his Masters from the Columbia University. He began
his career as an architect in New York City. In 1973 he transferred to San Francisco,
California, where he worked on the Master Plan for a New Community in Ahwaz, Iran. He was
well known and appreciated for his work in historical restorations and adaptive reuse. His
projects included work on art and science museums, hotels and spas, hospital and medical
school, as well as construction administration. As an artist his career spanned nearly 40
years. Neher worked mostly in acrylic paint on canvas. His works have been shown in
exhibitions all across the United States of America and are in private collections
throughout the United States, as well as Amsterdam, Rome and Santorini, Greece. Neher
joined the Fort Mason Printmakers in the early 1980's and created etchings and monoprints
that often complemented his canvas work. Many of his subjects sprang from his travels
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