(1886 - 1981)
John R. Grabach was active/lived in New Jersey, California. John Grabach is known for figure, urban scene and portrait painting, teaching.
John Grabach was a highly regarded New Jersey artist, teacher and author of a classic text, How to Draw the Human Figure. He was born in Massachusetts, and with his widowed mother, moved to Newark, New Jersey, when he was eleven.
Starting out as a die-cutter for a silverware firm, Grabach also designed important works of sterling silver hollow ware and Art Deco glass designs for several high-end retail manufacturers. He designed United States stamps for the Treasury Department and designed holiday greeting cards for several firms. Grabach enrolled in courses at the Art Students League in his spare time, studying under George Bridgman, Frank Dumond, Kenyon Cox and H. August Schwabe.
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