Jim Reeves Shrine Frame

Jim Reeves was an American country and pop music singer-songwriter.

Private collection

With records charting from the 1950s to the 1980s, he became well known as a practitioner of the ‘Nashville sound’.

On July 31, 1964, Reeves and his business partner and manager Dean Manuel left Arkansas, on route to Nashville in a single-engine aircraft, with Reeves at the controls. While flying over Tennessee, they encountered a violent thunderstorm resulting in a crash and their deaths. Musical tributes to Reeves were later composed by various artists around the world.

The record cover for Gentleman Jim (1963) was found laying in a puddle with a dark feather lying over one eye.

A frame was constructed [caked] around this portrait like gum, comprising of oil paint removed during the construction of the Garden Pentaptych at PaintWorks.