Henry Ray Clark
(1936 - 2006)
Henry Ray Clark was active/lived in Texas. Henry Clark is known for naive geometric painting, outsider art, word play.
Biography Henry Ray Clark
Henry Ray Clark, a folk artist born in Bartlett, Texas in 1936, moved to Houston when he was just a boy. Handsome, with deep blue eyes, he came to be known on the streets of Houston as "Pretty Boy" and then "The Magnificent Pretty Boy", either by his own naming or by one of the many women who knew him.
Clark's life of drug dealing, pimping, and other hustles always left him feeling like the next score would set him up for life. After a series of drug dealing convictions he was found guilty of an assault, his third strike in the Texas Three Strikes Law, which sentenced him to 25 years in Huntsville State Prison.
Clark began to draw after being introduced to the prison arts program, and he found that drawing provided him with
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