(1924 - 2010 - )
From the Colorado Springs, Colorado Gazette Telegraph newspaper dated 1/14/62.
“The exhibition at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (previously the Broadmoor Art Academy) today is the first one-man show to be given to him by an American Museum, but he has won prizes in national exhibitions in Museums in New York City, Tallahassee, Florida, Columbia, S.C., Oakland and San Francisco and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.
He was picked by “Art in America” national art quarterly in its “new talent in America” competition in 1955, 2 years after he had been given a one-man show by the Artists Gallery in New York City. Raymond was born in Brooklyn in 1924. He studied at the Music and Art night school in New York and followed this with two years in the Army. In 1947 he turned seriously to the study of art, enrolling in the Art Student’s League in New York under Sternberg and Kantor. From 1951 to 1954 he studied at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and since then has lived in Colorado Springs, painting and doing considerable work in stage design.”