(1910 - 2001)
Morris Cole Graves was active/lived in Washington, California, Oregon / Ireland. Morris Graves is known for abstract, symbolic painting-birds, still life, insects and animals.
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The following obituary is from The New York Times, by Holland Cotter:
Graves, an artist whose paintings of wounded birds and supernaturally
radiant flowers combined the spirit of American Transcendentalism
with Asian philosophy, and whose reclusive efforts to avoid what he
called "the machine- age noise of America" were the stuff of legend,
died on Saturday at his home in Loleta, Calif. He was 90.
associated with a group of painters from the Pacific Northwest, among
them Mark Tobey, Mr. Graves became an overnight sensation in 1942 when
his work appeared in a show of new American talent at the Museum of
Modern Art. At the time, he was living on an island in Puget Sound in a
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