Glennray Tutor (born 1950 in Kennett, Missouri) is an American painter who is known for his photorealistic paintings. His paintings are immersed with bright colors, nostalgic items, metaphor, and with a complete focus on detail. Tutor is a graduate of the University of Mississippi where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Art and English in 1974 and his Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting in 1976.
Glennray Tutor’s distinct style is characterized by vibrant colors and a degree of realism that surpasses photorealism to become what many have termed ‘hyper-realism’. He immerses his quotidian subject matter – glass jars, marbles, comic books, etc. – in over-saturated, high-contrast lighting conditions, giving them an almost tactile quality. Tutor has said that in addition to celebrating the visual attributes of objects, his work also deals with communication, narrative, and the distinction between childhood and adulthood.