Gold Medal 2006 Internazionale d`Arte Moderna e Contemporanea. Ferrara. Italy and voted Member of the Accademia del Verbano di Lettere,Arti Scienze.Represented at The Royal Academy and Irish Exhibition of Living Art. His life portrait of Francis Bacon is in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery London.(http//.uk).In the late 1950s and early 60s Gray was part of The School of London which was led by Bacon, Freud and Aurbach.First oneman exhibition, Abbott & Holder Gallery, London.1960. His portraits from life include writers and artists August John,Patrick Swift,Samuel Beckett,Brendan Behan,G.Y.Dryansky and Jill Neville,(collection National Portrait Gallery, Australia),Miss Laura Parker Bowles, the prince of Brunei, actors Julitte Binoche, Gian Maria Volontè and Laurent Terzieff.and Britpop Musician Justine Frischmann.One of his rare street scenes, Kensington High St.1957.is in the collection of The Museum of London. He has created two bookcovers for the prominent Irish poet Derry O'Sullivan and portrayed the local Dublin poet Séan Brophy.The New York film director Kerry Franzman produced the film "Portrait of a Portrait Artist" on the life of Gray which was selected for the New York Film Festivel December 2001. In February 2002 Gray was elected an offical member of The American Society of Portrait Painters
REGINALD GRAY is known as one of todays important portrait painters.He was born in Dublin 1930.After studies at the National College of Art he became designer for the Pike and Gate Theatres Dublin and the Lyric Theatre London. He has had oneman exhibitions in Dublin,London,New York, Paris and Rouen. For complete Biography click on Wikipedia and enter Reginald Gray(artist)
Retrospective show on the works of Reginald Gray at UNESCO PARIS 1994. Abbot and Holder Gallery.London. Gallerie de la Grand Chaumiere. Paris. Gallerie Daniel Casanova Paris. Galerie Marie de Holmsky Paris. Beaubourg.Paris. Musee de Rouen. Irish Cultural Centre.Paris. Galerie Cour d,Albane. Rouen. Carlyle Gallery London. Barbican Centre, London Chelsea Arts Society,London.Atelier Visconti Paris.
Dear Reginald hope all is well with you ,have you noticed someone has posted photos of football teams from Bradmola on the site.Thought you might like to take a look.
de tres jolies toiles des portaits tres realistes j'aime beaucoup bonne continuation catbobo
Reginald Gray has produced wonderful work.
Portait of Ted Hughes truly beautiful, captures the essence of a private genius. Thank you for your work.
Enjoyed your portrait of John Jordan (Poet). My favourite lecturer in UCD, 1961-1962. Always entertaining and educational. Unfortunately fell too early to the demon drink. Could smell the whiskey as he came into the lecture hall even at 10.00am in the morning. A great talent, proven by his academic prowess at such an early age; alas, gone too soon. As they say, "those whom the gods love die young".
Dear Reg Just want to know if you are ok and keeping well as we have not heard from you in a while. Jennifer
dear reg have news from richie wanted to send a long mail with photos to you...but my message was returned, maybe your mailbox is too full... je t embrasse juliette
J'aime beaucou "Girl with Pears" Belle maitrise des couleurs... Amitiés Miriam
Reg, great to see you're still painting. I think your 2007 work is at least as fine as anything you've done in the past. If anything, your years have brought a deeper, more complex insight into character. Carry on, my friend. Richard
I viewed a documentary called Portrait of a portrait artist , you were in France. I enjoyed it very much and I enjoyed seeing some of your art. Thank you for sharing your work in that way.