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Roy Lee Ward is a native Texan making his home and studio in the hill country of Hunt, Texas. Roy was born in Graford, Texas but spent his early life growing up on a small ranch near Houston and later moving to the central Texas community of Waco.

Roy Lee Wards career as a professional artist consists of eight years as a freelance illustrator doing work for advertising agencies in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Fort Worth His cover illustrations for magazines, book jackets, calendars and movie posters have been seen across the USA. He was selected by the Haas Corporation twenty-seven years ago to do a western calendar for publication & Distribution across the US that has won national awards in the advertising market. He has been involved with only studio paintings and murals since 1978. Doing what he enjoys doing the most - painting the historical and contemporary WEST. In 1995 the State of Texas honored Roy Lee Ward by proclaiming him the "Texas State Artist" in recognition of his paintings.

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    • ROY LEE WARD Horse Painting
      Sep. 30, 2023

      ROY LEE WARD Horse Painting

      Est: $800 - $1,600

      Painting of a horse wearing a saddle with its reins held by a dog, work is titled "Pals". Signed lower left corner Roy Lee Ward (Texas, 1941-2015). Framed measurements 26 x 29". This item will need to be shipped by a packing company of your choice. We maintain a list of reliable shippers, or you may choose your own.

      Blackwell Auctions LLC
      Jan. 28, 2023


      Est: $1,200 - $1,400

      Roy Lee Ward (American/Texas, 1941-2015) large oil on board painting titled "Mysterious Prairie Schooner," depicting three Native Americans on horseback at the edge of a rocky cliff, watching a group of prairie schooners (wagons) proceed through a tree-lined valley below. Signed and dated "Ray Lee Ward, 1976" lower right corner. Titled and additionally signed en verso. Housed in a carved wood frame with a green linen mat and wood filet. Sight: 23 1/4" H x 35 1/2" W. Framed: 32" H x 44" W. Artist biography: A Texas native, Roy Lee Ward grew up on a ranch near Houston. He attended The Art Center in Los Angeles, CA, and was highly influenced by the illustration style of Don Putman. He worked for eight years as a freelance illustrator for advertising and other agencies making magazine covers, book jackets, calendars, and movie posters. By the late seventies, he began painting in his studio. His works consist of western genre and historical paintings, often featuring scenic landscapes at the core or backdrop. He was recognized by the State of Texas in 1995, who proclaimed him the "Texas State Artist".

      Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
    • Ward Roy Lee (20th C.) Afternoons Glow Painting
      Sep. 11, 2014

      Ward Roy Lee (20th C.) Afternoons Glow Painting

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Oil painting on canvas, Western scene, titled Afternoon's Glow, signed lower right, Roy Lee Ward, (listed artist). Signed on the back of the canvas, Afternoon's Glow by Roy Lee Ward Image size is 17.75" x 23.75", frame 29.5" x 35.5" and weighs about 12 pounds. Very good condition.

      J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC
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