Ray, James M., b. 1924
Museum director, Collector
Active in St. Joseph, Mo.
Collection size: 0.6 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Files on artists John Wilde, Elizabeth Layton, Evan Lindquist, Bruce McCombs, Siegfried Reinhardt, and Werner Wilder, containing letters, photographs, and printed material.
The Wilde file, 1966-1992, contains 40 letters from Wilde concerning his exhibitions and sales of work to Ray and others, an exhibition catalog, and, and photographs of art work. The Layton file, 1983-1993, consists of 7 letters from Layton, clippings, and photographs of art work. Included in the Reinhardt file, 1968-1984, are clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs,brochures, reproductions of art work, photographs of art work, and 3 photographs of Reinhardt, 2 of them with Ray. The Wildner file, 1962-1975, contains clippings, 3 exhibition catalogs, and photographs of art work. The Lindquist file includes letters from Lindquist to Ray, 1969-1994; a comprehensive list of prints, May 21, 1994; a typescript by Lindquist, "Prints: Beginnings and and Ends," 1987; a sample copy of Lindquist's "Certificate of Authenticity"; 2 exhibition catalogs, 1970 and 1975; photographs of 106 prints by Lindquist in the Ray Collection; and 3 photographs of Lindquist. The McCombs file consists of one exhibition catalog, 1986.
Biographical/Historical Note: Art collector; St. Joseph, Mo. Born 1924. Ray, the former director of the Albrecht Art Museum in St. Joseph, Missouri, is a major collector of John Wilde's art work.
Donated by James M. Ray, 1993-1994.