Ralph Goings (b. 1928, Corning, California; d. 2016, Sacramento, California) created 375 paintings in several diverse series of paintings throughout his career. His first series depicted pickup trucks in rural areas, and his second series of diner interiors and still lifes, was highly acclaimed. Goings’ later work focused on small, detailed images of objects from the earlier diner still lifes. He worked exclusively from 35mm color slides, projecting them onto his canvas. He received his B.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts and his M.F.A. from Sacramento State College.