Yaz Krehbiel
(b. 1968)


Yaz Krehbiel was born and raised in the Chicago area. After graduating from Dartmouth in 1991 with a BA and a BE from the Thayer School of Engineering in 1992, Yaz studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts) in Oakland, CA, and the International School of Art in Montecastello di Vibio, Umbria, Italy. It was in 1997 in Umbria that Yaz began to devote himself to painting landscapes on-site. In the fall of 1998, Yaz joined the MFA in painting program at Indiana University in Bloomington, studying primarily with Richard Barnes. He taught Color Theory and Design at Indiana, then returned to Montecastello to teach figure drawing and landscape painting. He’s also taught landscape drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s summer Ox-Bow program in Saugatuk, Michigan.


Yaz has had three one-person shows. One in Chicago at the Richard Norton Gallery and two in San Francisco at Paul Thiebaud Gallery. His most recent exhibition was a three-person show at Richard Norton that included work from two generations of Plein-Air painters from the Krehbiel family. He lives in San Anselmo, CA, with his wife and three kids.