Robert Graham

Four Women: Robert Graham and the Female Form

April 28, 2015

He was in demand for creating bronze public monuments, celebrating great Americans. Some examples are Monument to Joe Louis (1986), the Duke Ellington Memorial (1997), and the Olympic Gateway, dedicated in 1984. But on a personal scale, Graham dedicated himself to the female nude–intimate, immediate, endless renditions of strong and confident female forms in drawings, engravings, and sculpture–over the course of four decades. LAMA will offer four bronze sculptures of female figures in the May 17th Modern Art & Design Auction.

Robert Graham Elisa

November 26, 2011

In the history of Western art, the subject of the human body is enduring. Throughout the latter half of the 20th century, California sculptor Robert Graham (1938-2008, born Mexico City, Mexico) contributed to the tradition of the nude with an approach that melds realism with expressive force. Some of his most notable sculptures include large-scale […]