Whimsical geometric abstract by renowned artist Dick Wray. Colored pencil on paper. Dimensions of drawing itself: 17" H x 14" W Dick Wray, a native Houstonian,born in Heights Hospital in 1933 was primarily educated in Houston, Texas. He took free art lessons at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts in his early teens, graduated from Lamar High School (Houston, Texas) and, following military service in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, enrolled in the School of Architecture of the University of Houston from 1955 to 1958. He finished his studies at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, Germany in 1959. Wray took off for Europe in 1958 to discover for himself the center of the art world, starting his journey in Paris. The two years spent in Europe laid the foundation for his painting career. Inspired by the art of the abstract expressionists, the work of the artists of the CoBrA group and the New York Abstract Expressionists – which he saw for the first time in Europe – Wray returned to Houston at age 26 knowing for certain that he wanted to be an artist, not an architect. Little did he know then that one day he would be referred to in the Houston Chronicle (1989) as an “Old Master of Texas Art”.
H 25 in. x W 22 in. x D 1 in.