Born and raised in the South Side of Chicago, IL, John Yancey received his BFA in painting and drawing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1980. After receiving the Patricia Roberts Harris Fellowship in 1991, Yancey attended Georgia Southern University where he received his MFA. Yancey relocated to Austin in 1993 to join the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin. He served as the Chair of the Department of Art and Art History from 2005–2011 and holds the John D. Murchison Regents Professorship in Art. The Courtyard Gallery features the artwork of faculty and alumni of the Department of Art and Art History in the College of Fine Arts.
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