Raymond Rowley King – O through S

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 O through S.   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.

 

              Old Ford

 

 

              Opium

 

 

              Oregon

 

 

                Oregon Coast

 

 

                Paper Mache (Papier-mâché) Face

 

 

                Partially Cloudy with Light Rain in the San Francisco Bay Area

This painting was done on January 15 of 1963, when Ray was still incarcerated at Vacaville.  41 X 41 inches.  On the back side of the painting is the notation:

 

 

 

 

             Pipe

 

 

             Portræt of Woman

 

 

             Portrait of Girl with Long Dark Hair

 

 

             Portrait of Lewis H Fudge Deputy Warden San Quentin

 

 

             Portrait of Old Man

 

 

             Rainy Afternoon

 

 

             Red and White

 

 

             Reuben Strommy

 

 

             Richard Sample, Painter

 

 

             Sacramento River Tapestry

This work was recently (2017) acquired from an estate sale in the area north of San Francisco Bay.  Two other works were sold during that sale,  I would very much like to have images of those two pieces to add to this sight.  Sacramento River Tapestry is now a part of the Edwards-Pedersen Collection.

 

 

             Sacramento Wedding 

 

 

             Sailboat for Sale

 

 

             Salvation Army Band

 

 

             San Francisco Tapestry

 

 

             Sandspit

 

 

             Saturday Noon

This work is of two figures with one working on the hair of the other. At first glance
they appear to be women. This may not have been the inspiration for the piece. If I were
to hazard a guess, this was done while Ray was incarcerated at Vacaville Medical Facility
in California. Effeminate male homosexuals (known in prison as ‘punks’), who were facing
state prison time, were usually sent to this facility to protect them from the general
population of prisoners. For Ray, they were an interesting subject matter, one which
shows up in paintings done well after his release.
Of course, in prison, they would not have worn skirts and blouses or have been permitted
to grow their hair long.But they could act like women. From a private collection.

Saturday Noon (detail)

The dimensions of this piece are not currently available. The bottom portion of the
painting is shown in the second image as described by the painting’s owner, “There is a
lower portion (of the painting) with left figure sitting on a stool with rungs. The right
hand figure takes interesting posture and wears sandals. Both figures “fade” into outlined
figures only, no wash, color, or human texture”. This second image was submitted to me on
October 16, 2006, for which I am very grateful. It is no doubt done in oil, probably on
1/4 inch tempered Masonite.

 

 

             Sea Poem

 

 

             Sea Poem 2

Image not available.

 

 

             Self Portrait

 

 

             Shakespeare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             Ship Sailing Down Hudson

 

 

 

             Sister in Law

 

 

             Sketch of Louise Naughton

 

 

              Sleeping Girl

 

 

             Son

 

 

             Sorcerer’s Apprentice

 

 

             Spinmachine

 

 

             Steel Work Box

 

 

             Street Car Diner on Pilings

 

 

             Studio Corner

 

 

             Studio Organ

This is a small charcoal work done on a church tile.  It is of a studio organ.  Several books are piled on top of the organ.  A cat seems to have jumped up on it to have a look.  The piece is in a private collection in Oregon.

 

 

             Study in Line and Wash

 

 

             Study in Paint and Varnish Number 2

In this piece, two figures are presented.  In the foreground, a nude woman is brushing her hair.   There seems to be a reflection in a mirror behind her the light from which provides some outline of her body. The painting is eight-1/2 inches in diameter.  The back side of the painting reveals that it was done in 1971 and, as is true of all four, they were painted in Israel.

 

 

             Study in Silver