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Dick Wray Art

American, b. 1933

Dick Wray was born at Heights Hospital in 1933 and 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 Düsseldorf, 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. Wray’s first competitive show was at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont in 1959. In 1962 he was awarded the Ford Foundation Purchase Prize. Wray has had a number of solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston and his works are continuing to be shown at William Reaves Gallery.

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Small Dark Grey Abstract Expressionist Figurative Portrait Painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Small dark grey abstract expressionist painting of a figure's face by Dick Wray. The painting is currently unframed. Artist Biography: Dick Wray, a native Houstonian, born in Heigh...
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1990s Modern Dick Wray Art

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

"Untitled (Face)" Colorful Modern Abstract Mixed Media Portrait Painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Colorful mixed media painting of an abstract face by Texas Artist, Dick Wray. Signed and dated by the artist in the bottom left corner and currently displayed in a wood frame with a ...
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1990s Abstract Dick Wray Art

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Paper, Mixed Media

Modern Abstract Expressionist Metal Etching
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Modern abstract expressionist style etching is done on a metal sheet. The sheet is attached to a wood backing for easy hanging. The work is not framed. Artist Biography: Dick Wray,...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Dick Wray Art

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Metal

Abstract Geometric Modern Metal Etching
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Modern geometric etching on a metal sheet in an abstract style. The piece is not framed. Artist Biography: Dick Wray, a native Houstonian, born in Heights Hospital in 1933 was prima...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Dick Wray Art

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Metal

Primary Tonal Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Red, green and blue tonal abstract expressionist painting with various swirls and geometric shapes. The work is framed in a black floating frame. The artist signed the canvas and dat...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

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Oil

Standing Nude Figure in Orange and Yellow Tones
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Red, orange and yellow tonal figurative painting of a female nude with her back to the viewer. The painting is framed in a black frame. The artist signed the work in the top left cor...
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20th Century Contemporary Dick Wray Art

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Oil

Abstract Mixed Media Painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Mixed media work with various animals and the phrase, "very restful here...". Artist Biography: Dick Wray, a native Houstonian,born in Heights Hospital in 1933 was primarily educat...
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1990s Modern Dick Wray Art

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Acrylic, Photographic Paper

Colorful Linear Abstract Crow
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Early abstract linear, crow painting from 1973. The painting has been cleaned and stabilized and is in great condition. No frame. Artist Biography: Dick Wray, a native Houstonian,bo...
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1970s Abstract Dick Wray Art

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Oil

Monumental Abstract Earth Toned Painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Large abstract shapes painted in earth tones of reds, purples and blush. The painting is in great vintage condition. Artist Biography: Dick Wray, a native Houstonian,born in Height...
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1990s Abstract Dick Wray Art

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Acrylic

Surreal Portrait of a Crow
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Surrealist portrait of a crow dressed in women's clothing. Framed in a wooden frame with a cream colored mat. Artist Biography: Dick Wray, a native Houstonian,born in Heights Hospi...
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1970s Modern Dick Wray Art

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Watercolor

Red, Blue, Yellow, & Green Toned Colorful Modern Abstract Expressionist Monotype
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Modern abstract expressionist monotype by the renowned Houston artist Dick Wray. The work features energetic, exaggerated strokes of red, blue, yellow, and green. Signed and dated by...
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1980s Abstract Dick Wray Art

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Monotype

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas - Abstract Impressionist painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
While this work may stray from the diverse range of color that usually dominate Wray’s canvases, one can see how the quick and emotive treatment of the paint still capture the impuls...
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

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Mixed Media, Oil, Canvas

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas - Abstract painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Thick layers of paint foster an unctuousness commonly found in Dick Wray’s work. The treatment of the medium reflects a tendency toward impulse, whimsy, and vigorous expression. I...
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Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas - Abstract painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Thick layers of paint foster an unctuousness commonly found in Dick Wray’s work. The treatment of the medium reflects a tendency toward impulse, whimsy, and vigorous expression. I...
Category

1990s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas - Abstract Impressionist painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
While this work may stray from the diverse range of color and textures that usually dominate Wray’s canvases, one can see how the quick and emotive treatment of the paint still captu...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Oil, Wood, Mixed Media

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Wood - Abstract Impressionist painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Thick layers of paint foster an unctuousness commonly found in Dick Wray’s work. The treatment of the medium reflects a tendency toward impulse, whimsy, and vigorous expression. I...
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Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Wood, Mixed Media, Oil

"Untitled," Colored Pencils on Paper - Abstract Impressionist Drawing
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Here, Wray takes an abstract expressionist’s approach to a dry medium. Employing line, geometric from, and a bright color scheme, this composition reflects his devotion to freedom of...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

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Paper, Color Pencil

"Untitled," Mixed Media on Canvas - Figurative Collage painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
While this work may stray from the diverse range of color and textures that usually dominate Wray’s canvases, one can see how Wray’s compulsion towards exploration drives him to inco...
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Oil, Canvas

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas - Abstract painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
This work, although understated in comparison to other works of Wrays, reflects the abstract expressionist’s devotion to freedom of expression, both in form and color, and his intere...
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas - Abstract Impressionist painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Here the boundary between line and form seems blurred. While still spontaneous in application, Wray’s treatment of the paint suggests an oscillation between sudden and more deliberat...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas - Abstract Impressionist painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Thick layers of paint foster an unctuousness commonly found in Dick Wray’s work. The treatment of the medium reflects a tendency toward impulse, whimsy, and vigorous expression. I...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas - Abstract Impressionist painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Encouraged by spontaneity, this work uses line to invigorate the painting’s picture plane in a way that is sudden and playful. Combined with the paper collage beneath the paint, thi...
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Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Oil, Canvas

Untitled - Abstract painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
While this work may stray from the diverse range of color that usually dominate Wray’s canvases, one can see how Wray’s compulsion towards exploration drives him to incorporate and b...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas - Abstract Impressionist painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
While this work may stray from the diverse range of color and textures that usually dominate Wray’s canvases, one can see how Wray’s compulsion towards exploration drives him to inco...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Oil, Canvas

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas - Abstract Impressionist painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Here, the boundary between line and form seems blurred. While still spontaneous in application, Wray’s treatment of the paint suggests an oscillation between sudden and more delibera...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas - Abstract painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Thick layers of paint foster an unctuousness commonly found in Dick Wray’s work. The treatment of the medium reflects a tendency toward impulse, whimsy, and vigorous expression. I...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Oil, Canvas

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas - Abstract Impressionist painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
While this work may stray from the diverse range of color and textures that usually dominate Wray’s canvases, one can see how the quick and emotive treatment of the paint still captu...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas - Abstract painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Thick layers of paint foster an unctuousness commonly found in Dick Wray’s work. The treatment of the medium reflects a tendency toward impulse, whimsy, and vigorous expression. In ...
Category

1990s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Oil, Canvas

"Untitled," Oil on Canvas - Abstract painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Thick layers of paint foster an unctuousness commonly found in Dick Wray’s work. The treatment of the medium reflects a tendency toward impulse, whimsy, and vigorous expression. Addi...
Category

1990s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Oil

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas - Abstract Impressionist painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Encouraged by spontaneity, this work uses line and texture to invigorate the painting’s picture plane in a way that is sudden and playful. In 1958, Wray embarked on a trip to Europe...
Category

1990s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas - Abstract Impressionist painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Encouraged by spontaneity, this work uses texture and saturated color to invigorate the painting’s picture plane in a way that is rugged and playful. Born in Houston, Texas in 1933...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas - Abstract painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Thick layers of paint foster an unctuousness commonly found in Dick Wray’s work. The treatment of the medium reflects a tendency toward impulse, whimsy, and vigorous expression. I...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Oil

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas - Abstract Impressionist painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Thick layers of paint foster an unctuousness commonly found in Dick Wray’s work. The treatment of the medium reflects a tendency toward impulse, whimsy, and vigorous expression, whil...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Oil, Canvas

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Wood - Abstract painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Thick layers of paint foster an unctuousness commonly found in Dick Wray’s work. The treatment of the medium reflects a tendency toward impulse, whimsy, and vigorous expression, whil...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Wood, Mixed Media, Oil

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas - Abstract Impressionist painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Here the boundary between line and form seems blurred. While still spontaneous in application, Wray’s treatment of the paint suggests an oscillation between sudden and more deliberat...
Category

1990s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Oil

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas - Abstract Impressionist painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
While this work may stray from the diverse range of color that usually dominate Wray’s canvases, one can see how the quick and emotive treatment of the paint still capture the impuls...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas - Abstract painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Thick layers of paint foster an unctuousness commonly found in Dick Wray’s work. The treatment of the medium reflects a tendency toward impulse, whimsy, and vigorous expression. I...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas - Abstract Impressionist painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Encouraged by spontaneity, this work uses line to invigorate the painting’s picture plane in a way that is sudden and playful. Born in Houston, Texas in 1933, Dick Wray was an arti...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Canvas, Oil

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas - Abstract painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
This work reflects the abstract expressionist’s devotion to freedom of expression, both in form and color, and their interest in exploring the subconscious mind - particularly the as...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas - Abstract Impressionist painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Encouraged by spontaneity, this work uses texture and saturated color to invigorate the painting’s picture plane in a way that is rugged and playful. Born in Houston, Texas in 193...
Category

1990s Abstract Expressionist Dick Wray Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Oil, Canvas