(1919 - 1977)
Ruth (Graham) Ray was active/lived in Connecticut, New York. Ruth Ray is known for surreal landscape, figure, and animal painting, magic realism.
Biography Ruth Ray
The following biography, submitted November, 2001, is from Christine Lacerenza, daughter-in-law of the artist.
Of her art expression, the artist said: "I try to paint the fact and that which it evokes, the reality and some of its possibilities." The work of Ruth Ray integrated elements of "magic realism" and "romantic realism" to create a unique vision. A technical perfectionist, Ruth Ray revealed her emotions through her subject matter. Natural objects took on fantasy qualities: horses emerged and receded in the crest of a wave; seashells assumed gigantic proportions. She transported ancient themes to contemporary New England settings: the unicorn in the mist of a Maine coast, the Nativity scene in a New
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