An Old Legend (WPA) by Arnold Bray

An Old Legend (WPA) by Arnold Bray

An Old Legend (WPA)

Arnold Bray

Title

An Old Legend (WPA)

 
Artist
Year
c. 1938  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
9 7/8 x 13 3/4" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
about 28 impressions 
Annotations
titled in pencil, lower left 
Reference
Achenbach WPA holdings 65.37.104 
Paper
cream wove Warren's Oldestyle 
State
published 
Publisher
California Federal Art Project WPA 
Inventory ID
AFAE218 
Price
$350.00 
Description

Arnold Bray was a painter and etcher who was born in Odessa, Russia on Feb. 22, 1892. Bray settled in San Francisco with his family in 1902 and he studied art at the CSFA and taught at that school around 1917. He assisted Lucien Labaudt in the frescoes at the Beach Chalet (San Francisco) where Labaudt painted a portrait of Bray into the mural.

For 40 years he was a draftsman at Kaiser Shipyards while residing in San Francisco, California. His work includes scenes of the San Francisco Bay area, portraits and landscapes. He exhibited at the San Francisco Art Association from 1923-1931, and the California Industries Expo in San Diego in 1926.

He died at a convalescent hospital in Fairfield, CA on June 28, 1972.