Ray Crooke framed by Graham Reynolds

Ray Crooke framed by Graham Reynolds

Ray Crooke framed by Graham Reynolds

Presenting the stunning craftsmanship of Graham Reynolds, who meticulously hand-gilded frames for a remarkable trio of Ray Crooke paintings. Renowned for his captivating landscapes, Ray Austin Crooke (12 July 1922 – 5 December 2015) left an indelible mark on the Australian art scene, notably winning the prestigious Archibald Prize in 1969 with his portrait of George Johnston.

Born in Auburn, Victoria, in 1922, Crooke’s artistic journey was shaped by his experiences during World War II, where he ventured through Townsville, Cape York, and other parts of northern Australia. Post-war, he pursued his passion, enrolling in Art School at Swinburne University of Technology before embarking on transformative journeys to New Guinea, Tahiti, and Fiji.

Recognized for his contributions to the arts, Crooke was honored as a Member of the Order of Australia in the 1993 Australia Day Honours. His legacy continues to inspire artists and art enthusiasts alike, with his works celebrated for their emotive landscapes and rich cultural narratives.

Graham Reynolds’ exquisite hand-gilded frames serve as the perfect complement to Crooke’s masterpieces, enhancing their visual impact and elevating their significance. Each frame, meticulously crafted with precision and care, encapsulates the essence of Crooke’s artistry, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the beauty of his landscapes.

For those eager to experience the allure of Reynolds’ framing mastery, stay tuned as more details and completed frames from this extraordinary series are unveiled over the next few days. Dawson’s Framing, renowned for its exclusive framing services, offers the perfect opportunity to preserve and showcase your cherished artworks and memories. Get in touch today via DM, phone, or by visiting our website to discover the art of framing redefined.

Ray Crooke framed by Graham Reynolds

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