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"
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