(1902 - 1986)
Rex Goreleigh was active/lived in New York, New Jersey. Rex Goreleigh is known for figure-genre, landscape, portrait painting.
Biography Rex Goreleigh
Arriving in Princeton in 1947, Rex Goreleigh (1902-1986), an African-American artist, spent nearly 40 years in Princeton making and teaching art. Goreleigh spent the initial years of his career in Princeton as Executive Director of Princeton Group Arts, an attempt to bridge racial divisions in Princeton through the visual and performing arts. After Princeton Group Arts dissolved, Goreleigh established his own Studio-on-the-Canal, teaching students of all ages a variety of artistic techniques. In the 1960s and 70s, Goreleigh was particularly noted for his paintings of migrant farm workers in central New Jersey. The paintings and serigraphs in the Migrant Series depict both everyday hard work and moments of joy experi
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