Graves, Morris

Graves, Morris (Cole)

(1910–  ) painter; born in Fox Valley, Ore. He traveled in Japan and China (1928–30), and was influenced by Eastern philosophy, as seen in his gouache, Bird in the Spirit (c. 1941). Long based in California, he evolved an abstract technique using delicate and hypnotic images in his famous work, Flight of Plover (1955).
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