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Morris Graves

Spirit Bird, 1954

Pen, ink, gouache, and gold paint on paper
14 4/5 × 22 4/5 in
37.5 × 57.8 cm
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The Modern Form: Property from the Collection of Betty and Stanley Sheinbaum

The Modern Form: Property from the Collection of Betty and Stanley Sheinbaum

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Signed and dated "Graves '54" lower right
Morris Graves
American, 1910–2001
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Morris Graves painted surrealistic still-lifes of symbols and objects drawn from nature and Eastern …

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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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The Modern Form: Property from the Collection of Betty and Stanley Sheinbaum

The Modern Form: Property from the Collection of Betty and Stanley Sheinbaum

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Signed and dated "Graves '54" lower right
Morris Graves
American, 1910–2001
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Morris Graves painted surrealistic still-lifes of symbols and objects drawn from nature and Eastern …

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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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Morris Graves

Spirit Bird, 1954

Pen, ink, gouache, and gold paint on paper
14 4/5 × 22 4/5 in
37.5 × 57.8 cm
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