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Ellwood Graham 

(American, 1911 - 2007)



Contemporary Arts center, Cincinnati, OH

Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Ellwood Graham was born in St, Louis, Missouri. He gained early critical success as an abstract impressionist and modernist pictographer.

Ellwood Graham attended the School of Fine Arts, Washington University, in St. Louis. His first commission, after completing his art training, was a post office mural. He married former classmate Barbara Stevenson. After building a home and studio in Monterey, he was commission by John Steinbeck to paint in Mexico. Steinbeck asked him to paint his portrait while writing Sea of Cortez in his studio.

Graham's work can be found in many private and museum collections.

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