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Morris Cole Graves (1910-2001)
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Morris Cole Graves (1910-2001)

Shore Birds

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Morris Cole Graves (1910-2001)
Shore Birds
gouache and watercolor on paper
25 ¾ x 30 ¾ in. (65.4 x 78.1 cm.)
Executed in 1939.
Provenance
Willard Gallery, New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred H. Barr, Jr., New York, acquired from the above, 1942.
Victoria Barr, New York, daughter of the above, gift from the above, 1976.
Acquired by the late owners from the above, 1976.
Literature
W.R. Valentiner, "Morris Graves," Art Quarterly, vol. VII, Autumn 1944, p. 250, illustrated (as Sandpipers).
ARTNews, July 1946, vol. 45, no. 5, p. 23, illustrated.
F. Wight, J. Baur, D. Phillips, Morris Graves, Berkeley, California, 1956, p. 24, illustrated (as Shore Birds, No. 1).
I. Rubin, ed., The Drawings of Morris Graves, Boston, Massachusetts, 1974, pp. 46-47, illustrated.
J. Barnitz, et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Art of the Western Hemisphere, vol. II, New York, 1988, pp. 126-28, no. 61, illustrated.
T.F. Wolff, Morris Graves, The Early Works, Hong Kong, 1998, pp. 36, 70, illustrated.
Exhibited
Chicago, Illinois, Arts Club of Chicago, Morris Graves, January 6-27, 1943, no. 31.
Chicago, Illinois, Art Institute of Chicago, Fifty-Ninth Annual American Exhibition: Water Colors and Drawings, November 4, 1948-January 2, 1949, no. 125.
Paris, France, Musée National d'Art Moderne; Zürich, Switzerland, Kunsthaus; Düsseldorf, Germany, Kunstsammlungen der Stadt Düsseldorf; Stockholm, Sweden, Liljevalchs Konsthall; Helsinki, Finland, Taidehalle; Oslo, Norway, Kunstnernes Hus, Twelve Modern American Painters and Sculptors, April 24, 1953-March 7, 1954, no. 15.
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection; Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts; Des Moines, Iowa, Des Moines Art Center; San Francisco, California, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum; Los Angeles, California, University of California, The Art Galleries; La Jolla, California, Art Center; Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Morris Graves Retrospective Exhibition, February 28, 1956-March 10, 1957, no. 19.
New York, Visual Arts Museum, School of Visual Arts, Morris Graves, 1939-1977, November 6-December 8, 1978.
Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection; Greenville, South Carolina, Greenville County Museum of Art; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Morris Graves: Vision of the Inner Eye, April 9-November 27, 1983, pp. 31, 102, no. 28, illustrated.
Santa Clara, California, The De Saisset Museum, Morris Graves: Works of Fifty Years, July 8-August 31, 1990, p. 14, no. 8.
New York, Schmidt Bingham Gallery, Morris Graves, Mark Tobey: Immanence/Iridescence, January 12-February 28, 1994, illustrated.
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