Morning Forest, 1995

Robert Graves
(American, born 1929, died 2013)

Location: Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee


Morning Forest is an expressive monotype print by artist Robert Graves. The abstract imagery uses layers of color to reference natural elements. Of his compositions, Graves notes, "My object is not to copy nature, but relate on the canvas certain entities of personal expression. This may be somewhat like stopping the natural process of growth and decay for an instant and exposing a condition that is worthy of meaning as an art form…" Monotypes are unique prints created by painting directly onto the printing plate.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Wenatchee Valley College.


Late artist Robert Graves (1929-2013) lived and worked in Wenatchee in Central Washington, where he taught art at Wenatchee Valley College for 32 years. In 1976 he founded and directed the college's community art gallery, which was renamed in his honor in 2007. His abstract paintings and prints are expressive explorations and abstractions of the Northwest environment.

MediumMonotype print
Dimensions17 in x 23 in (overall)
ID NumberWSAC1998.096.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyWenatchee Valley College
Artwork LocationWenatchee Valley College
Temporarily not on display.
WA CountyChelan
Site TypeCollege
Address1300 Fifth St.
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Geo. Coordinates47.431907, -120.332555
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