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Frederick Ray

 (1927 - 2014)
Frederick Shannon Ray was active/lived in California, New Jersey.  Frederick Ray is known for landscape, marine, yacht, portrait, Indian painting, teaching.

Biography   Frederick Ray


The following, submitted May 2005, is from John Helgeson, friend of the artist.


Fred Ray was born at Short Hills, New Jersey in 1927.  His family moved to Santa Monica, California where he attended High School but joined the United States Coast Guard in 1944 when he was 17. During World War two, Ray saw combat in Okinawa and the South Seas.  After his discharge in 1946, he joined the Merchant Marines and sailed to all points of the world until he retired in 1976 after thirty years of service.

Fred Ray loved his life at sea, and his paintings reflect this with a passion that emanates from all of his many nautical works. Paintings such as"Crossing The Bar", and many others are testimony to his life at sea   ...  Displaying 750 of 3186 characters.

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