James himself was the "gentleman and scholar" that he often joked about. My heart misses his kind words and Navy stories. I enjoy the memory of his determined and positive spirit!
I believe James should be considered the last of a Midwest Regional Artists group to which he was connected. Terence Duran, Dale Nichols, Thomas Hart Benton (all of whom he knew personally, or at least had met) had at least some degree of influence on the artistic life of James Ray. Cindia
Terminal MFA degree - Master of Fine Arts, 60 semester cr hr degree May 1988 @University of Nebraska-Lincoln, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago on Scholarship summer 1987 Art / Art History Thesis, Solo Exhibition, Orals Bachelor of Fine Arts 75 semester cr hr degree September 1985 @UNL Painting / Drawing Bachelor of Science May 1984 @ Wayne State College