Dimitri Grachis Abstract Impasto Oil Painting, Circa 1980
Dimitri Grachis (American, born 1932)
Untitled (abstract composition), 1982
Impasto oil painting on board
Estate stamp on the verso
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, stains, and scratches throughout the composition; wear to the edges; debris and residue to the surface; minor warping of the board; crackle to the surface.