Robert Ray Signed 1953 Abstract Mixed Media Painting
A 1953 mixed media painting by the American artist Robert Ray (1926-2020). This abstract work uses a colorful layered array of shapes punctuated with black designs. Signed and dated “Robert C. Ray 53” to bottom right, the painting is displayed in a white mat and black and gold tone 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.
20.75” W x 17” H x 0.75” D (frame); 14.75” W x 11.25” H (image).
Some scuffs to frame. Some craquelure present.
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