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Graves, Morris 1910-2001

Works: 219 works in 310 publications in 2 languages and 6,102 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal correspondence  Chamber music  Aleatory music  Scores  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Collector, Artist, Creator, Other
Classifications: N6537.G688, 759.13
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Morris Graves, vision of the inner eye by Ray Kass( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geïllustreerde studie over het werk van de Amerikaanse schilder (geb. 1910)
Morris Graves : flower paintings by Theodore F Wolff( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This visually stunning book will be a revelation to admirers of Northwest visionary artist Morris Graves (b. 1910) who know him chiefly through his profoundly original, metaphysically charged paintings of chalices, birds, snakes, and other small creatures. Graves' national reputation began with the Museum of Modern Art's exhibition 'Americans 1942 --18 Artists from 9 States.' Throughout his long career as one of America's most highly regarded painters of the transcendental, Graves has been less well known for his later flower paintings, represented here in more than fifty full-page color plates encompassing selected works from 1938 through 1992. A number of these paintings first captured public attention in 1983-84, during the course of a retrospective, 'Morris Graves, Vision of the Inner Eye,' organized by the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., which traveled to six major American museums. In the past decade, Graves' flower paintings have continued to command increasing critical and public acclaim. In the view of noted art critic Theodore F. Wolff, whose superb analysis informs this presentation, Graves has created several dozen of the finest American flower paintings of the century. A product of Graves' later years, these serene and radiantly beautiful paintings show distinct compositional parallels with a significant number of his early symbolic and metaphoric works. At the same time, they incorporate the dramatic shift in emphasis that took place in his art during the 1970s, when flowers and light began to embody his evolving sense of what color could be and could do. To a very real degree, notes Wolff, the flower paintings are Graves' culminating work, epitomizing and summarizing his lifelong attempts to translate the spiritually ineffable into pictorial form"--Jacket
Morris Graves : works of fifty years by Robert McDonald( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klänge des inneren Auges : Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, John Cage by Kunsthalle Bremen( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in German and English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morris Graves exhibition, May 11-June 1, 1969, Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, Texas by Morris Graves( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drawings of Morris Graves by American Federation of Arts( Book )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morris Graves : [exhibition] the Roswell Museum and Art Center, April 2-28, 1961 by Roswell Museum and Art Center( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected letters by Morris Graves( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inlets : for three players with conch player (using circular breathing) and the sound of a fire by John Cage( )

2 editions published in 1977 and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morris Graves by Frederick Stallknecht Wight( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morris Graves : an exhibition organized by the Tacoma Art Museum : November 2-30, 1971( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merce Cunningham : co:mm:on ti:me by Walker Art Center( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Renowned as both choreographer and dancer, Merce Cunningham also revolutionized dance through his partnerships with the many artists who created costumes, lighting, films and videos, and décor and sound for his choreographic works. Cunningham, together with partner John Cage, invited those artists to help him rethink what dance could mean, both on the stage and in site-responsive contexts. His notion that movement, sound, and visual art could share a 'common time' remains one of the most radical aesthetic models of the 20th century and yielded extraordinary works by dozens of artists and composers, including Charles Atlas, John Cage, Morris Graves, Jasper Johns, Rei Kawakubo, Robert Morris, Gordon Mumma, Bruce Nauman, Ernesto Neto, Pauline Oliveros, Nam June Paik, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, David Tudor, Stan Vanderbeek, Andy Warhol, and La Monte Young, among many others. These collaborations bring to the fore Cunningham's direct impact upon postwar artistic practice. This volume reconsiders the choreographer and his collaborators as an extraordinarily generative interdisciplinary network that preceded and predicted dramatic shifts in performance, including the development of site-specific dance, the use of technology as a choreographic tool, and the radical separation of sound and movement in dance. It features ten new essays by curators and historians, as well as interviews with contemporary choreographers--Beth Gill, Maria Hassabi, Rashaun Mitchell, and Silas Riener--who address Cunningham's continued influence. These are supplemented by rarely published archival photographs, reprints of texts by Cunningham, Cage, and other key dancers, artists and scholars, several appendices, and an extensive illustrated chronology placing Cunningham's activities and those of his collaborators in the context of the 20th century, particularly the expanded arts scene of the 1960s and 1970s. This book is an essential volume for anyone interested in contemporary art, music, and dance."--
Woodpeckers by Morris Graves( Visual )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bird searching by Morris Graves( Visual )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works on paper : Avery, Bigelow, Diebenkorn, Feininger, Graves : [exhibition], 27 June - 27 July 1963 by Waddington Galleries( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morris Graves : selected letters by Morris Graves( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Morris Graves is a major American painter with roots in the Pacific Northwest. Morris Graves: Selected Letters draws on a vast cache of the his unpublished correspondence, dating from his teenage years until his death in 2001. Few visual artists of any era have left such a rich and wide-ranging collections of letters, which makes this body of work an unusual and valuable document in American art. The Graves correspondence is remarkable for its scope, variety, and depth. Written to many correspondents over long periods of time, the letters include the artist's reflections on his art, the art world, philosophy (Zen Buddhism and Vedanta in particular), architecture (Graves designed his homes and gardens), and relationships with family, friends, and lovers. Graves himself preserved most of the letters, or copies of them, and put no restrictions on their use. Other letters come from a wide range of private and institutional sources. Among the correspondents are Graves's family; Marian Willard, his art dealer; Richard Svare, his companion in the 1950s; and Nancy Wilson Ross, novelist and Buddhist scholar. Other notable figures with whom Graves corresponded are poet Carolyn Kizer, art critic Theodore Wolff, curator Peter Selz, choreographer Merce Cunningham (for whom Graves created a set design), and painter Mark Tobey. Recurrent themes in the Graves letters are the tensions between sociability and solitude; the desire to be free of the material world versus the need for material comfort; the dismissal of commerce and the desperate need for money; the pleasures and pitfalls of love; and the difficulties of the creative life. The letters are organized topically under the broad categories of people (family, friends, intimates), places (homes and travels), and art (finances and philosophy). Independent curator Vicki Halper knew Graves toward the end of his life through her work as a modern art curator at the Seattle Art Museum. Lawrence Fong is the curator of American and regional art at the University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. "A lively, valuable first-person resource by one of the region's most acclaimed artists. This collection of letters is refreshing for the fuller picture it provides of Graves's thoughts and actions. The notes identifying people and places in the correspondence are beautifully distilled, providing just enough to locate the letters without distracting from them."--Barbara Johns, author of Paul Horiuchi: East and West and Signs of Home: The Paintings and Wartime Diary of Kamekichi Tokita"This book is the essence of the rare written work of one of the most interesting artists of twentieth-century America. He is not only one of the essential figures in the American Northwest but also one of the leading artists between the Asian and western world."--Wulf Herzogenrath, Director, Kunsthalle Bremen"--
Flower paintings by Morris Graves( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material by Morris Graves( )

in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Morris Graves : flower paintings Flower paintings
Klänge des inneren Auges : Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, John CageMorris Graves, the early works : [Whitney Museum of American Art, Stamford, Connecticut, March 12 - June 3, 1998 ... Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas, September 9 - November 30, 1999 ; in conjunction with the Exhibition Morris Graves, the Early Works]Flower paintingsSounds of the inner eye : John Cage, Mark Tobey, Morris GravesKlänge des Inneren Auges : Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, John Cage : Kunsthalle Bremen, [10. Februar - 14. April 2002] ; The Museum of Glass, Tacoma, [3. Juli - 5. Oktober 2002] ; Fondation Beyeler, [27. Oktober 2000-9. Feb
Alternative Names
Graves, Morris Cole

Graves, Morris Cole 1910-2001

Morris Graves

Morris Graves American expressionist painter (1910-2001)

Morris Graves Amerikaans kunstschilder (1910-2001)

Morris Graves pintor estauxunidense (1910–2001)

Morris Graves US-amerikanischer Maler und Grafiker

Грейвс, Моррис

Морріс Грейвс

موريس جريفز

موريس غريفز رسام من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

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English (78)

German (8)