Larry Graeber Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Larry Graeber
Live in: San Antonio, TX, United States
Artworks for sale: 136.00
Larry Graeber Artist Bio:
BIO Larry Graeber is best known for his intuitively executed organic oil-oncanvas paintings. He also practices a moderate scale sculptural endeavor that employs studio and shop refuse, wood, paint, etc., and the production of two-dimensional foam board, foil tape, etc. constructions. In support of these fundamental practices he regularly addresses fleeting forays in works on paper of assorted techniques. Being intrigued by scale, Graeber deliberately works back and forth from work of one size to another resulting in paintings as small as 18 x 20” and other paintings as large as 77 x 66”, a trend holding true for his sculpture and foam board pieces as well. Graeber sees himself as a product of the postmodern era, having no regard for grand theories or idealistic principles but rather sees life through a pluralistic lens. He is persuaded that all branches of knowledge are multi-disciplinary, and that culture is a fabric of global influences. Larry Graeber was born in San Antonio to Jeeta and David Graeber, a homemaker/volunteer and an architect. He grew up in Austin the eldest of three children. Following high school he went to Southwest Texas State University for two years, worked in Austin as a mural and carpet designer for another two years, and then followed his future wife Sharon to San Antonio in 1972. In San Antonio Larry took up residence in a duplex where he produced some 30 large oil stick drawings, one airbrush painting, and several bisque fired sculptures that translated into a one-person show curated by John Leeper director of the McNay Art Museum, titled Works from a Small Duplex, in 1974. As of late Larry and Sharon have become empty-nesters, with their daughter Aiyin studying aerospace engineering at UT Austin . In the fall of 2014 Graeber was honored to be included in a new book titled Texas Abstract, Modern/Contemporary, a history and survey of the abstract movement in Texas.