The East Tennessee Historical Society in partnership with the Jim Gray Irrevocable Trust is excited to announce the establishment of Smokies Splendor: A Permanent Collection of Works by Jim Gray.
About Jim Gray
Jim Gray was born in Tennessee and is now celebrating his 50th year in business in East Tennessee. Paintings from the mountains, roads, buildings, and scenic vistas of Great Smoky National Park and the surrounding rural communities to the great architecture of the Old City and downtown Knoxville all mark the subject range of Jim Gray. Bronze sculpture of the dignitaries East Tennessee from Alex Haley, Mary Costa, Roy Acuff, and Dolly to John Sevier and Andrew Johnson. Featured in National Geographic in a 1968 article from which the very photo was chosen to be contained in the information on the gold disks that are affixed to the side of Voyager 1 and 2 that are now the most distant man made objects in the Universe, having traveled well beyond our solar system and into deep space.
Join the East Tennessee Historical Society and the Jim Gray Irrevocable Trust in preserving the work of one of East Tennessee’s most noted painters and establishing the legacy collection, Smokies Splendor: A Permanent Collection of Works by Jim Gray.