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Hugo Kobayashi

Hugo Kobayashi


San Francisco studio

Hugo Kobayashi received his bachelor’s degree from U.C. Berkeley in 1983 and his M.F.A. from Hunter College (CUNY) in 1985.

His oil paintings have been shown in the Bay Area, New York and the Andy Warhol Museum inPittsburgh, PA. He worked as a computer game artist and had a weekly comic strip published in LAduring the 1990s. Making digital collages, videos, 8mm films, animated cartoons, and gif anims are hishobbies.

His piece was one of the works featured in a 202O de Young Museum video.

Karla Interiano

I took the Key Elements of Fine Arts class with Hugo Kobayashi and it was great! Hugo is a really patient and talented teacher and is able to explain concepts clearly. I inmensely enjoyed taking Saturday classes with him, and I highly recommend him and the Art School of SF Bay. I will continue taking classes with them if time permits!! 💜💜💜

jennifer schoch

I have had very little acrylic and zero oil painting experience before my classes with Hugo. After learning some important basics about color and Impressionism technique , Hugo allowed us plenty of space and time to get to work. I am impressed with what he was able to help me achieve! Hugo offers a very laid back class but is available for input and tips as needed. He encourages exploration and is very knowledgeable but, most importantly, he’s a nice and flexible person who creates a comfortable learning environment. I live in Marin and make the trip to Hugo’s class in the city because I like the kind of class he offers. He is a kind and talented artist who is fun to paint with! Thanks Hugo!

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