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Jack Lorimer Gray

 (1927 - 1981)
Jack Lorimer Gray was active/lived in New York, Nova Scotia / Canada.  Jack Gray is known for ship, harbor, maritime activity.

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Artist Bulletins for Jack Lorimer Gray

17 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

Curious about a Jack L. Gray art piece
Kevin Dube (09/10/2013)
Jack L. Gray I have an art piece from this artist. It is quite large (approximately 4` X 6`) and is in the original frame. It is also signed. It is unlike any other art work I have seen on the Internet for this artist. It is a depiction of a snow path with a rail bridge hanging over the path. The backdrop is mountainous with a tiny lighthouse on a lake. I would be interested in any historical information about this piece. The artwas given to me for my birthday. It was salvaged on its way to being destroyed after years of neglect.

Jack Gray
Constance Courtney (05/30/2010)
Mr. Gray as I had to address him was a wonderful man. I was a student nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital and took care of Jack and I was with him when he passed on. He drew me several small drawings and I have no idea what happened to them. He has always remained with me throughout my life... I wish more than anything that I had those sketches...for all of you who have something he painted or sketched know that you have something from a remarkable man who took the time to deposit so may little things into a young 21 year old student nurse who had no idea the impact he would have on her life. I could never afford one of his paintings but to be able to see them brings back many memories of Mr. Gray. May he forever sail the seas of Heaven!

need information
Broph (06/20/2009)
I have a Jack L. Gray painting that I have been unable to find information about. It is two fisherman with (I believe) a lobster trap) in their boat and they are in ro0ugh water with snow and seagulls in the air. Would appreciate any information as to the name of the painting and the possible value.

Common Burial At Sea by Jack L. Gray
Annette (02/10/2009)
And the John Paul Jones story is attached on the back of the picture, it is signed on the bottom left corner of the picture. My phone numberis 573-821-6283 please call with info.

Jack L Gray Signature Markings
Lydia (07/18/2008)
Hello, I am curious about the dashes and dots behind the Jack L. Gray signature. I am especially curious about the c within a circle after some Jack L. Gray signatures followed by the dashes and dots. The C looks like the copyright symbol but it is clearly on an oil painting. What do these marks mean? Does anyone know? Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!

Ran-A -Tan
Colin J Chisholm (03/30/2008)
I met Jack Gray when he was aboard the Ran-A-Tan in Flushing Basin in New York in 1956 I was a student at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, home for the summer, and ended up as his chief mechanic cook and deck hand for the trip back to Chester, Nova Scotia. I stayed with Jack, Shirley and little John for the remainder of the summer. He took me to Blue Rocks, Lunenburg, Peggy's Cove and many liitle islands. I met Jack again when he lived in NY. I was with Jack in his little skiff when he was making sketches for the Port of New York show. A wonderful man.

Original signed/number Hall Grout
Jeffrey (02/18/2008)
I have a couple orginal signed/numbered paintings by hall Grout... where can i find more info on him? Please help!

Jack Gray Painting
Trey Truk (02/11/2008)
Hello there! I have inherited a rather nice Jack Gray painting, yet all I know about it is that it was painted in 1961. There is no title on the painting. It is a painting of two fishermen in a dory pulling in a net. The painting measures approximately 26'X40'. If anyone knows anything, especially if this painting has a name or title, I would greatly appreciate knowing! Thank you!

Stolen Painting
Jeff Lorenz (01/07/2008)
Hi Jack Gray lovers. I live in Palm Beach fl. and up until recently I had an original Gray painting. It however was stolen from my condo. It obviously is a sea scape that was commissioned by my Dad On the back it says "To George Lamberson." If anyone has any ideas how to find it please e me Happy Trails Jeff

Canadian schooner Bluenose
Roger Boucher (11/18/2007)
I'am a Bluenose ship model builder. I've been very intrigue with the Bluenose painting off the Banks. Has there ever been a reproduction done of this painting? In the book BLUENOSE by Brian and Phil Backman ISBN 0-7710-1000-1 a reproduction can be found. If any one has info on this, please let me know.

I remember
Ken (10/21/2007)
Shared many happy times with Jack, John, and Shirley in Winterport, Maine. Also enjoyed stay aboard his lobster boat in Peggy's Cove, N.S. He was especially proud of his artwork for the movie "John Paul Jones." Usually kicked off a chat about it by tossing one of the movie cannon balls to you. We had a great time too at the Louis Armstrong concert in the Pit at the University of Maine.

i knew him once
robert quinn (08/04/2007)
why did i not get to know him better my boat and his boat in palm beach

Jack L Gray print
margery (06/05/2007)
I have acquired aprint - 'hauling nets' - love it - can anyone tell me anything?

Jack L. Gray Painting
Kari Manninen (04/07/2007)
I don't know the name of this painting, but i inherited it from my Grandmother who resided in Nassau, Bahamas. It has a man standing at the rudder in a vessel with a hat and red shirt. Sailing away from you and possibly along shore, in a rough sea. Possibly a small lobster vessel. I just wondered if anyone has info on such a painting, or print.

Jack L. Grey
jody (03/21/2007)
I have a picture reproduced from the private collection of the royal bank of canada called the fisherman. i am interested if anyone might have an idea of its value.

Jack L. Gray (corrections, addenda)
John S. Gray (05/31/2006)
Jack had several periods: 1947-1954 Nova Scotia, first wife, 1 son b.53. Many watercolors and canvas works from this period. Also Jack shared a rustic studio with Joseph Purcell in the summer of 47. New York from 1955 to 1959. The New York Harbor collection needs no further comment, except to add that a few of that series were sold at the time, leaving only the dozen or so remaining works that were eventually made into the reproductions. 1959-1961 Jack lived in Winterport Maine, and did some of his best work there. 1961-1965 Jack lived in Halifax. First came the JFK success, then the divorce. 1966-1981 Jack lived aboard boats in Palm Beach, and exhibited on Worth Avenue. For the record, Jack had two wives, each relationship lasting over 15 years, and a son by each. Many press articles from various stages of his career speak of Jack's "wife, son and boat." There were many boats, two wives, two sons. Jack's boats: Kathleen RH 48-52 Cheerio 53-54 Ran-a-tan 54-55 Hedonist 55-57 Geraldine M 59-63 Riptide II 62-64 Milmar 65-67 Aquila 67-68 Sea Gypsy 69-73 Kari 74-80 Kari II 79-80 JSG 1 June 2006, Toronto

The End of a Tern
Charles Carey (10/10/2002)
This painting, which was sold by Sotheby's Arcade in 1990, is very dear to my friend's the Kenedy's of Nova Scotia and the Bahamas. Their father Capt. Lou Kenedy was the last of the tall ship captains and the subject of stories published in the Saturday Evening Post and National Geographic. Capt. Lou was a good friend and drinking buddy of the artist Jack Gray and this painting "The End of a Tern" chronicles a true event in Capt. Lou's life -- during WWII Capt Lou's boat was torpedoed by a German U-Boat off the coast of New England -- he and his crew boarded their life boat and were saved -- the German sailors making sure that they had provisions. The Kenedy family has often spoken of this painting and wondered where it ultimately found a home. They would be very interested in any information about it's whereabouts and would love to share their story with the owner. Please contact me with any information about this painting.

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