Jack Gray Biography


Jack Gray

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Birth Name: Jack Gray
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Birth Country: Canada
Birth Sign: Acer
Age:   90 Years
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Jack Gray full name jack Lorimer gray was a Canadian Marine artist. He is known for artist who focused on the challenges of humans working upon the open sea. His worked such as Green Island Winter, Catcher Boat, Beach Rocks, Sunrise at Battery Point and many more are his remarkable work. He was born in Nova Scotia, Canada. He was the only son of his parents. His father Samuel William Gray was a civil engineer. His parents are Scottish. By birth he was Canadian but he had also American nationality.

There is no any information about his love affairs but he was a married man. He got married in 1947 and lived with his wife till 1954. They had one son together. He was born in 1953.

From his school days he was very fond of drawing. His talent was recognized by his teacher E. Wyly Grier and he encouraged him to follow that path. He joined Art College named Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. At this art college, he was mentored by several well-known painters of that time. He was an excellent sailor and majority of his life on his boat by drawing several marine arts. The value of his art rapidly increased after his death. His art canvas is sold in very high price. He died on September 1981 after a post-operative infection. He died at Good Samaritan Hospital. After his death his ashes were scattered at sea because till his life he spent most of his time with sea. The value of his art rapidly increased after his death. There is no information how much salary he used to earn but his one canvas sold these days in very huge amount.

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Born in Nova Scotia, Canada

1927 28th of April

He was born in Nova Scotia, Canada. He was the only son of his parents. His father Samuel William Gray was a civil engineer. His parents are Scottish. By birth he was Canadian but he had also American nationality.

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Got Married

1947

He got married in 1947 and lived with his wife in Nova Scotia. They became parents for first time in 1953. They were welcomed their son together. And from 1954 they separated and he moved to New York City and started to live there.

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First Solo, Exhibition

1948

His collection of art was exhibit for the first time in his life in 1948. It was his solo exhibition and it was held in at the Hackmatack Inn in Chester, Nova Scotia. In that exhibition his worked by appreciated by viewers.

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Moved to New York City,USA

1955

In 1955, he moved to New York City from Nova Scotia. He lived there and initially painted in studios on boats in Flushing Bay. He created the New York Harbor collection, which were turned into an important print collection.

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Moved to Winterport, Maine

1959

He moved to Winterport, Maine from New York City. There he created a series of paintings, of which later critics, notably art expert would characterize as his best work. He did other best work of his while he was there.

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Death of Jack Gray

1981 4th of September

He died on September 1981 after a post-operative infection. He died at Good Samaritan Hospital. After his death his ashes were scattered at sea because till his life he spent most of his time with sea. The value of his art rapidly increased after his death.

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Sold of Man at Sea

2006

Currently, after the death of Jack, His art canvas is sold at very high price. His worked is valued high and paid high. His one art canvas titled "Man at Sea sold" for $91200. It was sold by Christies in New York.

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