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Morris Graves

 (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.

Morris Graves

The following obituary is from The New York Times, by Holland Cotter:

Morris 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.

Often 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 barely accessi  ...  Displaying 750 of 18959 characters.

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About  Morris Graves

Born:  1910 - Fox Valley, Oregon
Died:   2001 - Loleta, California
Known for:  abstract, symbolic painting-birds, still life, insects and animals