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Memorial Day Wildflower Bouquet in the Cemetery of an Abandoned Western Mining Town

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Morris Graves, Memorial Day Wildflower Bouquet in the Cemetery of an Abandoned Western Mining Town, 1936, oil on canvas, Museum Purchase: Funds provided by Arlene and Harold Schnitzer, © 1936 Morris Graves Foundation, 2001.45.1

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Title

Memorial Day Wildflower Bouquet in the Cemetery of an Abandoned Western Mining Town

Artist

Morris Graves (American, 1910-2001)

Date

1936

Medium

oil on canvas

Dimensions (H x W x D)

33 1/2 in x 37 7/8 in

Collection Area

Modern and Contemporary Art; Northwest Art

Category

Paintings

Object Type

painting

Culture

American

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Funds provided by Arlene and Harold Schnitzer

Accession Number

2001.45.1

Copyright

© 1936 Morris Graves Foundation

Terms

canvas

flowers

ghost towns

oil paint

oil paintings

paintings

Location

Belluschi Building

Hirsch Wing

2nd Floor

Anne K. Millis Galleries

Millis Galleries (West)

Description

Morris Graves grew up in Oregon and Washington and achieved international acclaim for his works influenced by Transcendentalism and Asian philosophy. His compositions are characterized by thick applications of impasto with a palette knife and often include personal iconography such as flowers and birds. His inclusion in an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1942 launched his career. This melancholic painting was created the year following a studio fire that destroyed all of his work.

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