Robert C. Ray Signed 1957 “The Garden Party” Oil on Board Abstract Painting


A 1957 abstract oil on board painting titled, The Garden Party, by American artist Robert C. Ray (1926-2020).  The piece features gestural organic forms in pink, red, blue, black, and green that come together to form figures and flowers. Displayed in a black wood frame, the painting is signed "Robert C. Ray 1957" to the top left and titled verso.

Born in Elwood, Indiana, Ray attended the John Herron Art School in Indianapolis. After spending time abroad in Spain and Italy in 1953, he studied under Hans Hoffman in Provincetown, Massachusetts at Hoffman's School of Fine Art. Ray was also a writer and poet with several published books. In addition to being an artist, Ray also ran an interior decorating business in Indianapolis.



13.5” W x 26.75” H x 1.5” D.

Condition notes:

Craquelure present to paint throughout. Chipping to paint, mostly on the edge of the board and most notably to the right side and lower left corner. Other age appropriate wear present.

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