Reginald Gray was a prominent Irish portrait artist, known for his works that capture the essence of his subjects. Born in Dublin in 1930, Gray studied at The National College of Art before becoming part of the School of London led by Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and Frank Auerbach. This experience greatly influenced Gray and his style of portraiture.
Gray’s talent for capturing the likeness and personality of his subjects quickly gained recognition, and he became known as one of today’s important portrait painters. He had one-man exhibitions in Dublin, London, New York, Paris, and Rouen. His portraits were highly sought after by art collectors who commissioned him to paint their portraits.
One notable work by Gray is a portrait he painted of Francis Bacon in 1960. The painting now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery and is considered one of his most significant works. Gray’s other works can be found in major galleries across London and Paris.
Reginald Gray remained active as an artist until his death in 2013 at the age of 83. His legacy continues to inspire new generations of artists who aspire to capture the true essence of their subjects through their artwork.
All Reginald Gray Artwork on Artchive
|Portrait from life of Francis Bacon||1960||Tempera on wood|