Nancy Graves was an American painter, sculptor, filmmaker and printmaker. Nancy Graves was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in the year 1939.
Graves attended Vassar College located in Poughkeepsie, New York. Graves went on to post graduate studies at Yale University.
Two artists that Graves admired were sculptor David Smith and Alexander Caldwell.
The artist stepped into the national spotlight after creating some nearly life sized camel sculptures. They were composed of burlap, wax, fiberglass, and animal skin.
Nancy Graves passed away in 1995. She was 55 years of age. The artist died from complications of ovarian cancer.
Price range inforamation: The artist worked in oils, acrylics, bronze, steel, pastel, and enamel. She was also an avid printmaker. Prices range from $4,000 to $40,000.
Below a closer look at the work and life of Nancy Graves with the director of her foundation:
The artist has works in many prestigious collections including the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum both located in Washington D.C., and the National Gallery of Australia.
I enjoy the work of Nancy Graves. Her sculptures remind me of the work of Alexander Calder’s mobiles. Her painted works are a great mix of color and fluid line.