Dimitri Grachis Minimalist Abstract Marker Drawing, Circa 1980
Dimitri Grachis (American, born 1932), Attributed to Dimitri Grachis (American, born 1932)
Untitled (abstract composition), circa 1980, Untitled (abstract composition), late 20th century
Marker drawing on paper, Oil painting on board
After serving in the United States Navy, Grachis studied at the California School of Fine Arts on a G.I. bill during the late 1950s. When the funds were depleted, he opened a small art gallery in San Francisco, focused on up and coming artists. He is considered to be one of the first artists from Northern California to explore the minimalist style and geometric abstraction.
- abrasions and scratches throughout the composition; significant stains and residue to the surface; curling and creases to the paper.