Robert Ray Signed 1957 Oil on Canvas Abstract Painting


An oil on canvas painting by the American artist Robert Ray (1926-2020). Signed and dated 1957 to the lower right, the painting features an array of layered shapes in pink, orange, blue, and black. The painting is displayed in a black 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.



36.5” x 24.5” x 1.5” (frame); 36” x 24” (canvas).

Condition notes:

Intentional scratches in the painting. Craquelure present. Some chips to the paint around the edges of the canvas. Scratches to the frame. Other age appropriate wear present. 

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