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Robert C. Ray Signed 1957 Oil on Canvas Abstract Painting


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A signed 1957 oil on canvas painting by the American artist Robert C. Ray (1926-2020). Signed and dated to the verso as well as to the lower right, this striking painting is predominantly black with vibrant patched of blue, red, and yellow-orange popping through the dark areas. Pale lavender accents the painting to the top right. The painting is displayed in a simple wooden frame.

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.



12.5” W x 25.5” H x 1.75” D.

Condition notes:

Craquelure present throughout. Scratches and wear to the frame. Other age appropriate wear present.

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