MG 496 - Gray, George Collection

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Scope and Content

The collection contains photo copies of biographical materials on George Gray and awards presented to him for his service to the United States Coast Guard, the Navy Combat Art Program, and the Salmagundi Club.

The collection also contains flyers from a show of his work at the Salmagundi Club in New York in 1974; a brochure about the murals in Hotel Bethlehem; and nine postcards depicting famous historic scenes painted by him.

Background

George Gray was a famous mural painter, specializing in military scenes. He was born in Harrisburg in 1907, attended Harrisburg Technical High School, studied at the School of Industrial Art in Philadelphia, the Academy of Fine Arts, in Wilmington, Delaware, the Art Students League, the Howard Pyle School and other schools abroad. He is an Honorary Life Member of the Art Association of Harrisburg. His biography appears in Who's Who in America. His paintings have been exhibited by governments of Great Britain, Holland, Belgium, Australia, Japan, Malta and France. His portraits and paintings may be found in private collections throughout the United State and abroad.

George Gray died in New Jersey in January, 2004 at the age of 96. He is buried in Harrisburg Cemetery.

Date(s): 1930-1992

Extent: 1 folder, 6 entries