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Robert KrayRobert Clement Kray   SAA, AFC Robert Kray
wildlife painting and illustration
We were saddened to learn that Bob has recently passed away. We do however celebrate Herb's artwork as well as his life.

"Ever since I was a child I have been captivated by the beauty of the great outdoors. At the age of 12, I began my journey when I became interested in drawing and painting wildlife and it's surroundings, since I was raised in a rural community. This, with the help of my parents eventually led to art college in Philadelphia where I specialized in wildlife painting and illustration.

Upon graduating, I accepted an art staff position with a large printing firm, and freelanced in wildlife art on the side.
Eventually, the firm closed, and I went on a freelance basis
starting with smaller wildlife publications and gradually working up to larger ones.

Feeling that my knowledge could be spread to others, I took a teaching position at a community college. I eventually resigned from teaching to do wildlife paintings for a publisher.
For a five year period, I did a number of works that were made into limited edition prints. I also illustrated a series of books.

I have traveled to the state of Wyoming to research big game, and have made a number of trips to northern Maine and Canada.

I have a wife named Jackie, and two sons named Robert and Bruce. They are my best critics."

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Special Achievements:

  • Award of Exellence, Society of Animal Artists / 1989 Artist of the Year, Wyoming Valley Chapter of Ducks Unlimited / Top 20 of the 1991 Federal Duck Stamp Contest / 1993 Artist of the year, Tunkhannok Chapter of Ducks Unlimited / Third place in 1993 Federal Duck Stamp Contest / Winner of the 1994 and 1996 PA Trout and Salmon Stamp Contest / Awarded two citations from the PA House of Representatives.

  • Works have been exhibited in juried shows at Grand Central Art Galleries, NYC / Leigh Yawkey Woodson, Wausau, WI / Sportsman's Edge Ltd, NYC / James Ford Bell Museum, Univ. of MN / Owens Gallery, OK / Tidewater Inn, MD / McBride Gallery, MD / Academy of Natural Sciences, Phil, PA / Game Coin, TX / Driscoll Gallery, Denver, CO / Mulvane Galleries, Topeka, KS / Cleveland Museum of Natural History, OH / Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA
     - Winchester-Western Arms Corp. / The Franklin Mint (World Wildlife Fund) / Outdoor Life / Sports Afield / Reader's Digest / Ideals Pub. Co. / Bobbs-Merril Pub. Co. / Black Birch Press (Book Illustration) / Highlights for Children / Organic Gardening and Farming / Prevention Magazine / NY State Conservationist / PA Game News / PA Angler / Donald Art Co. (Prints) / National Wildlife Federation / Portraits of Nature (limited editions) / Applejack Pub Co. (limited editions) / Streamside Pub. Co. / Wilderness Editions (1994 & 1996 Trout Stamps) / Moriah Pub. / Bonasa Press (book illustration)
Organization Membership:

  • * Society of Animal Artists

    * Artists For Conservation



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