Abbott Fuller Graves
(1859 - 1936)
Abbott Fuller Graves was active/lived in Massachusetts, Maine. Abbott Graves is known for floral gardens, doorways and decorative painting.
Biography Abbott Fuller Graves
Born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, Abbott Fuller Graves was an influential Boston painter known for his floral garden scenes and still lifes. Although much of his work, in keeping with the Boston School style, depicted subject matter in a realistic way, his thick, impasto brush strokes and bright, colorful sun-lit paintings showed his acceptance of Impressionism.
In 1884, he went to Paris and Italy, and concentrated on still life painting, often working with his good friend Edmund Tarbell, also a Boston artist. Graves and Tarbell roomed together in Europe, where they both studied still-life painting.
Returning to Boston in 1885, he became a member of the faculty of the Cowles Art School where fellow-faculty member Childe Hassa
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