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
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