Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

Johnnie Lee Gray

 (1941 - 2000)
Johnnie Lee Gray was active/lived in South Carolina.  Johnnie Gray is known for Black American rural genre.

Biography   Johnnie Lee Gray

The Gallery
Sharecroppers' Son,
Eyewitness to an Era

A self-taught African-American painter from Spartanburg, S.C., Johnnie Lee
Gray (1941-2000) would give his pictures to friends or sell them locally for
prices in the low three figures, often over the objections of his wife, Shirley Sims Gray, the family breadwinner. When necessity dictated, he would take work as a carpenter or at the local textile mill. But in his mind and hers, Gray was always an artist. Never a failure.

In his lifetime, the sum total of Gray's exposure was at county fairs and
one group show in Atlanta. Yet this September, just two years after Gray's
death at age 58, his work was hanging in the Russell Senate Offic   ...  Displaying 750 of 6522 characters.

    >   Continue reading about Johnnie Lee Gray

Discover art and art prices ...
•  Auction records and images
•  Record prices, graphs, stats
•  Artist signature examples
•  More about subscribing

Example(s) of this artist's work:
An example of work by Johnnie Lee Gray
Art images copyright© of artist or assignee

Subscribers may find the following and more:
Did it sell?  Low/high estimate
Size of work   Signature   Date created
Research Johnnie Lee Gray

Consider a subscription!  More info