Landscape painter and muralist, Ray Strong was born in Corvallis,
January 2, 1905. He began painting at age eight, and during his
highschool years, spent Sundays with painter Clyde Keller working from
Columbia slough to Mt Hood.
Upon moving to San Francisco in 1924, he enrolled at the California
School of Fine Art, and from there went to New York City where he
continued his studies at the Art Students League under Frank DuMond.
Returning to San Francisco in 1931, Strong taught at the local Art Students
League with Maynard Dixon, Frank Van Sloun, and George Post.
Taking over the old Beaux Arts Galleries on Maiden Lane, they formed an
Artists Cooperative Gallery from 1934-39.
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