Don Clarke – A Memory Box for Miss Gabrielle Ray
A Memory Box for Miss Gabrielle Ray
Created at Mitas, Malaga Spain in 1993
Mixed media (assemblage) , Painting
Dimensions: 18 1/8×15 in, 46×38 cm
Born in Birmingham England in 1932, Clarke attended the Moseley School of Art and the Birmingham College of art.
Worked for ten years as an illustrator at Central Studios Birmingham.
He moved to Spain in the early 1970s to dedicate himself to his painting.
Gabrielle Ray (28 April 1883 – 21 May 1973), was an English stage actress, dancer and singer, best known for her roles in Edwardian musical comedies.
Ray was considered one of the most beautiful actresses on the London stage and became one of the most photographed women in the world. In the first decade of the 20th century, she had a good career in musical theatre. After an unsuccessful marriage, however, she never recovered the fame that she had enjoyed. She spent many of her later years in mental hospitals. (Wikipedia)