Robert Ray Signed 1957 “Easter” Oil on Board Abstract Painting


A signed 1957 oil on board painting titled Easter by the American artist Robert C. Ray (1926-2020). Signed and dated to the lower right, this striking painting is a vibrant patchwork design in blue, red, and yellow, pink, and orange with a small dish of five dyed Easter eggs at the center. The painting is displayed in a gold tone 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.



26” W x 21.75”H x 1” D (frame); 23.25” W x 19.5” H (sight).

Condition notes:

Age appropriate wear, scuffs, and scratches to the frame. Some scratches present to the painting. Three small dents to the board in the middle left area. Other age appropriate wear.

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