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James Ray

 (1921 - 2009)
James Wallace Ray was active/lived in Nebraska, Colorado.  James Ray is known for painting, teaching.

Circa 1953, Lincoln NE

Biography   James Ray


Midwest Regional Artist, James Wallace Ray, Lincoln, Nebraska

James is the eldest son of Waunita Williams-Ray and George Webster Ray.  James was born March 2, 1921, in Denver, Colorado.  His father was a lumber salesman in the Denver area.  James soon moved to Shelby, Nebraska, where he spent his childhood.  His father, an Irishman, owned and operated a lumber yard in Shelby, the Strand-Ray Lumber Company. 

James is from a family of artists.  His mother, Waunita Williams-Ray was a self-taught artist who specialized in abstract painting.  Waunita passed away in 1974.  His brother, Web, had no formal art training but painted folk art and was a journalist/photographer for the Lincoln   ...  Displaying 750 of 6452 characters.

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