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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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"

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

"Once California..." from "Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck ("This ain't no lan' of milk an' honey likr 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"

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

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