About the Artist
Abbott Fuller Graves (1859-1936) was an American artist, illustrator and educator who studied in Paris with Georges Jeannin, one of the most famous flower painters in Europe. Graves taught at the Cowles Art School in Boston and, in 1891, opened his own art school in Kenebunkport, Maine. Graves kept his connection with Jeannin, make occasional tips to Paris to continue his studies. In 1902 he closed his school and spent three years in Paris, working as a commercial illustrator for French magazines. After winning a medal at the Paris Salon of 1905, Graves returned to Maine to concentrate on flower painting. Graves rose to prominence in the 1920s and, though he painted a range of subjects, he concentrated on his flower paintings until his death in 1936.
[photo] Abbott Fuller Graves Still Life With Roses 1890 http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/full.php?ID=24017#
[photo] Abbott Fuller Graves Flowers and Mirror http://elle-belle10.livejournal.com/1767280.html
[photo] Abbott Fuller Graves Grandmother’s Doorway 1900 http://elle-belle10.livejournal.com/1767280.html