(West Point, Pa / 1931-2011)
Ray Leight was born in 1931. He lived in the town of West Point, Pennsylvania for many years. Leight began painting and sculpting as a child; he never received any formal art education. Leight was a published cartoonist at the age of sixteen and progressed professionally as a successful draftsman for Ford Motor Company. He was an award-winning designer, an author and illustrator of children's books, a founder of a successful educational toy company and an accomplished artist. He exhibited his work throughout the United States and abroad, including a solo exhibition in 1993 at Fudan University Museum, Shanghai. Leight's work there was the first ever exhibited of an American artist. His work is colorful and playful - whimsical in the tradition of Calder and Peter Max.