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William Gray

 (1839 - 1891)
William Vallance Gray was active/lived in California.  William Gray is known for painting, lithography.

Biography   William Gray

William Vallance Gray was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1839.  Gray was a resident of San Francisco at 906 Steiner Street by 1863.  He was the artist of views published by Britton & Company and was a partner of Charles B. Gifford in a lithography firm.  Primarily a lithographer, he also painted landscapes and portraits.  He died in San Francisco in 1891. 

Exh:  Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1864, 1868. 

Works Held:  Society of Calif. Pioneers.

Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
CD; Oakland Museum

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