Morris Graves
American, 1910-2001
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Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2014
Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: The Mythic and the Mystical,
Seattle Art Museum
2012
INsite/INchelsea: The Inaugural Exhibition,
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
2011
Otherworldliness,
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery

Morris Graves painted surrealistic still-lifes of symbols and objects drawn from nature and Eastern religions. A transcendentalist, Graves eschewed modern, urban conveniences and stylistic trends in favor of a reclusive life and pared-down, metaphysical images. “I paint to evolve a changing language of symbols,” …

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