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.

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DeLoss McGraw
“Cyrano de Bergerac Composes a Love Poem”
Gouache and Collage
4 ¼” x 5 ½”

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DeLoss McGraw
“Cyrano – I Order You to Hold Your Tongues”
Gouache and Collage
4 ¼” x 6”

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DeLoss McGraw
“Cyrano – Standing on a Chair, his Arms Folded”
Gouache and Collage
5” x 8 ½”

 

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Deloss McGraw
“Gimple the Fool”
Gouache on Paper
10” x 26”

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DeLoss McGraw
“Eleanor and Franklin”
Gouache and Collage
22 ¼” x 30”

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
"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"