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

Ray Coyle

 (1885 - 1924)
Ray Frederick Coyle was active/lived in California, Iowa.  Ray Coyle is known for figure, mural, illustrator.

Biography   Ray Coyle

Born in Fort Dodge, IA in 1885. Coyle moved as a child to Oakland where his father was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. After attending Oakland public schools, he received degrees from Princeton University and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Primarily a self-taught artist, after college he established an interior decorating business in San Francisco and provided murals for many private homes, offices, and churches in the San Francisco Bay Area. His murals, painted in the California decorative style, are reminiscent of Arthur Mathews while his pen-and-ink work is akin to that of Aubrey Beardsley. He worked for years as a pen-and-ink illustrator for John Henry Nash, a San Francisco printer of fine quality books. Coyle d

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
SF Chronicle, 4-22-1924 (obituary).

Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here.

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