DeLoss McGraw

For the last 30+ years DeLoss McGraw’s paintings have consisted of colorful renditions of the written word using literature and poetry as a reverence point.  Working with primary and other bright colors, McGraw creates fluid, fanciful compositions. often influenced by folk art,  which tells a story or refers to a literary passage.

The artist is in major collections, including the Metropolitan Museum, Harvard University; Bodleian Collection of Oxford University in England, among many others, and has exhibited world wide.

DeLoss McGraw
"The Music Room (#23 Poem 4)"
Gouache and ink on paper
12 3/4 x 9 7/8"

DeLoss McGraw
"Expected Joy (#20 Poem 9)"
Gouache, ink and pastel on Paper
12 3/4" x 9 7/8"

DeLoss McGraw
"Protected (#22 Poem 1)"
Gouache, ink and pastel on paper
12 3/4" x 9 7/8"

DeLoss McGraw
"Circular Friends (#10 Poem 2)"
Gouache and ink on paper
5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

DeLoss McGraw
"May Day 1953 (#2 Dictionary)"
Gouache and ink on paper
6" x 4 1/4" 

DeLoss McGraw
"Circling (#8 Letter from Theo's Wife)"
Gouache and ink on paper
5 3/4" x 4 1/4"

DeLoss McGraw
"Circling the Home"
Gouache and ink on paper
5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

DeLoss McGraw
"To the Red Country" from "Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck ("Flight into California.") 
From the portfolio "Hard Traveling" ed. 100
Hand colored etching
11 1/4" x 16 3/4"

DeLoss McGraw
"Mother Protects the House"
From the portfolio  "Hard Traveling" ed. 100
Hand colored etching
11 1/4" x 16 3/4"

DeLoss McGraw
"Once California..." from "Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck ("This ain't no lan' of milk an' honey like the preacher says. They's a mean thing here.")
From the Portfolio "Hard Traveling" ed. 100
Hand colored etching
11 1/4" x 16 3/4"

DeLoss McGraw
"Choice, 1939"
From the portfolio "Hard Traveling" ed. 100
Hand colored etching
16 3/4" x 11 1/4" 

DeLoss McGraw
"Struggle for Her Place" (Shakespeare from "Hamlet")
From "Hard Traveling" ed. 100
Hand colored etching
16 3/4" x 11 1/4"