Raymond Rowley King – J through N

These pages attempt to catalog the oeuvre of the brilliant artist Raymond Rowley King, arranged in alphabetical order by title.  They are ranged over five pages to make them easier to load quickly.  On this page are items J through N.   As additional works are submitted to me, I will add them as time permits.   A reasonably good image is required for publication.  If the collector wants to have the owner’s name mentioned, please include that information.  At present, I have images of just over 100 of the works of Raymond Rowley King.  Some times his name is spelled Raymond Rouley King incorrectly.  Whenever possible, i prefer to include the title of the work as well as the dimensions .. and whether or not the work is being offered for sale, and, if so, please suggest a  price.  In that regard, the location of the artwork is an important factor.  At present, emails may be sent to collectedartworks@hotmail.com . You may also call me at (916)383-5341.


            Jazz Musicians (Jazz Combo)

Sold at auction in January of 2012 in Brentwood, California is an oil painting of some jazz musicians. I have temporarily labelled it Jazz Combo. The signature is done in a style that is characteristic of his, however, he signed only “Rowley King”. It is possible that this was painted in an earlier time, prior to his incarceration. Raymond was a jazz musician. He was an accomplished artist by the time he was locked up in Vacaville Medical Facility. He had to have created some works to get that good. The work measures 48 inches in width by 55 inches tall.

            Jennie In A Blanket 


            Jimmy Ganes in San Quentin



            Kibbutz Shower Room



            Kiriyat Anavim

            Late Evening Call

            Leah I



            Leah 2

            Letter to Carolyn Wong

            Lincoln In Portland

            Majestic Hotel

Majestic Hotel was just sold at auction in Pennsylvania.  The painting itself is signed “King 58”.  King’s full name is written out on the frame.

            Man With Top Hat

            Marin County

            Martha Long, RN

            Morning with Jesus and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec




            New York Family



            Nite Sounds





            Nude Bathing on Roof (a triptych)

This work is a triptych, and a rather exquisite one at that. The dimensions of each panel are 7.5″ x 6.75″. They are oil on flat panel. These were painted in January of 1966 in Tel Aviv.  The painting on the top gives us a feeling for the
circumstances. The bathing area is small with tile placed vertically to protect the wall
from water, yet it is really too small to be a bath tub. There is a light shadow cast
against the wall. From the projected angle, the light source must be nearly horizontal.
From the title, we can infer that the light is coming indirectly from the sun. The portions of tile that are in the shadow are illuminated by the sky, thus the shadow is not too dark.  The subjects hands are busy working with the bar of soap. Irregular pipes run exposed along the wall. Nearby shelves are cluttered.

In the 3rd painting we see that there is a small canister of water resting in the
bathing area.  The subject is attending to personal hygiene. She appears to be wearing a sandal. In a
detail of the this, and the upper painting, we see what may be a slotted spoon.

The 2nd painting of the triptych shows her toweling off.  The sandal is more
apparent. The clutter on the shelves seen are possibly equipment use in cooking.

The model who stood for these paintings may have been one named Contessa. This work is now in a private collection in Europe.




            Nude Faffo in jugendstil frame



            Nude from Behind

            Nude Study (Bathing Nude Study)

            Nude with Mask

This is probably an intaglio print with some modifications. it is similar to the work title “Bird Art”. The dimensions of “Bird Art” are 3-1/2″ x 4-5/8″.