John Graves Folk Oil Painting "Autumn on the Mon"
John Graves (American; 20th century)
Autumn on the Mon, 1998
Oil painting on canvas
Signed to the lower left and to the verso
Title and date inscribed to the verso
From the collection of P.J. McArdle.
John Graves is a self-taught Pittsburgh artist whose work has been featured in the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art and on the cover of the Western Pennsylvania History Magazine. He is especially known for his scenes painted from windows of the senior citizen building in which he resides, and his mural painted on the walls of the same residence. These scenes often feature views of the river and the steel mills along the banks.
- slight discoloration and foxing to verso of canvas; accretion throughout; scratches and marks to frame.
- measures frame; visible work 6.5" W x 4.5" H.