(1881 - 1961)
John D. Graham was active/lived in New York / France, Russian Federation. John Graham is known for mod female portrait, figure, and landscape painting.
John D. Graham was a figure of immense influence in the early years of
American modernism, both as an artist and as a connoisseur. He is
credited as a major influence in the formation of Abstract
Expressionism and in his work alternated between Abstraction and
Realism, with one of his subjects being portrait busts of cross-eyed
Graham was born in Kiev on January 8, 1881 (or 1886 or 1887) with the name of Ivan Gratianovich
Dombrovski. He fought in the Russian Revolution on the side of
the Czar, was imprisoned, but escaped to Poland. He is thought to
have arrived in New York City in about 1920. Once in New York, he
hid himself behind a curtain of fact and myth.
In 1923 Graham
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