Hendrik Grise (1914-1982)
By Professor Mark Axelrod
In 1982, Hendrik Grise (pronounced Gr-ice) died at the age of 68. In terms of contemporary artists, dead or alive at the time, his death went as unrecognized as his life. The 80s were a time of De Kooning and Lichtenstein and Rauschenberg, among others, artists who had already pushed the "plastic arts envelope"; however, more than a quarter-of-a-century after his Grise's, there will be no retrospective of his work since his art literally lay scattered among antique store relics, weather-beaten storage facilities and bankrupt art galleries from Orange, California to High Street in Herefordshire, United Kingdom.
Grise studied at the Art Institute of
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