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Robert Ray Signed 1957 Watercolor and Gouache Abstract Painting


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A watercolor and gouache painting by the American artist Robert Ray (1926-2020). Signed and dated 1957 to the lower right, the painting features an array of layered abstract shapes in pink, orange, blue, yellow, and black. The application of the paint is intentionally uneven, allowing for other colors to poke through. The painting is displayed in a gold tone wooden frame and behind a white mat. 

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.



31.25” x 25.25” x 1.25” (frame); 23” x 17” (image).

Condition notes:

Toning to the paper. One spot of discoloration near upper right corner. Scratches, chips, and other wear to the frame. Other age appropriate wear.

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