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Ray Day was born in New Albany,Indiana, on April 6, 1939.

Ray holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marian College, Indianapolis, IN (1961), and a Master of Fine Arts degree from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (1964)

As a teacher for 34 years at Our Lady of Providence High School, Clarksville, IN, he developed Studio Arts and Theatre Arts programs, produced and directed drama and musical productions, taught Acting and Theatre Production and served as designer and technical director through 1988. He continued teaching Studio Art until retiring in March 1996. Following six years of full-time art work, Ray returned to Providence in 2002 as Director of Development and Institutional Advancement. He managed all Marketing, Public Relations and Fund Raising efforts for the school.

Following a successful $4.5 million effort, Ray co-designed and oversaw the building of the school's Sam & Paula Robinson Performing Arts Center. The school recognized his 39 years of service to the school and it's visual and performing arts program by naming the new experimental 'black box' classroom theatre in his honor - the Ray Day Little Theatre. As of 2010, Ray continues part time at the school as webmaster and archivist.

As an artist, Ray Day's love of transparent watercolor began in 1973. He and his wife, Eileen, have published over forty-five print editions through THE RAY DAY STUDIO. Six porcelain limited edition plates were published by Blue River Mill Publishing Company between 1986 and 1988. Two more were published by Gift Link, Inc. in 1989.

In early 1989, Ray was invited by LILLIPUT LANE of Penrith, England to create the AMERICAN LANDMARKS collection of hand-painted miniature sculptures. By 1996, Ray became Creative Director, Lilliput Lane USA. Many special pieces have been endorsed by the COCA-COLA Company and the NATIONAL TRUST for Historic Preservation. An limited edition piece is produced for the annual DISNEYANA Collectibles Convention. Ray created the CINDERELLA CASTLE Sculpture and CINDERELLA CASTLE Giclee print for Walt Disney World's 30th Anniversary. Also his “Islands of Adventure Lighthouse” is showcased at the new Universal Studios’ “Islands of Adventure” Theme Park in Orlando. See photos of all Ray Day sculptures at American Landmarks Archive.

Although his American Landmarks Collection was retired in 2000, Ray Day continued to work directly with Lilliput Lane in the UK to create works for the Disney parks until 2005.

The COLORFUL AMERICA COLLECTION was launched May 1, 2002 with the release of "A DAY IN THE COUNTRY" giclée. The English Collection, was published in August, 2000 and PRIDE OF THE ORCHARD giclée was published in Spring-2001. Other recent Ray Day prints include Victorian Elegance”, (in support of the Howard Steamboat Museum in Jeffersonville, IN) and “Covered Bridge Golf Club”…the home course of professional golfer, FUZZY ZOELLER. A limited edition, co-signed by Ray and Fuzzy, is still available to collectors.

Ray has served on the Rural Landmarks Council of the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana. Other services include President of the Kentucky Watercolor Society, President of the Floyd County Council for the Arts and member of Theatre Advisory Council for Indiana Arts Commission. Special editions of Ray Day originals have been published by MedArt Associates and Rock City Gardens.

Ray and Eileen have a daughter, Jennifer, currently teaching art at the secondary l level. She is married to John Martin and have a daughter, Kalena


"Arts Advocate Of The Year"
Given by the Southern Indiana Council For The Arts,
June 8, 2002

“An Artist of the Century”
Named by the Floyd County Council For the Arts in his
hometown of New Albany, IN, May, 1999.

“Distinguished Alumni Award
for Professional Achievement Award”
Given by
Marian College, 1996.

“Harvest Mill” sculpture – 1994 Award of Excellence,
Collector Edition’s Magazine

Cover and feature story in Collector Editions, April 1993

Feature story in Collectors Mart, Oct 1991

Two covered bridge plates – "Best of Show",
South Bend Exposition 1988

“Coca-Cola Country” plate – "Best of Show",
Pasadena Plate Show 1988

Cover and feature story – Plate World magazine,
September 1988

Featured Artist
, 1982 World Fair in Knoxville, TN

See also:
Ray Day - The Painter

Ray Day - The Sculptor