Offered is an vibrant monotype by Lois Graham (1930-2007). Splinter II is signed in the lower right and is offered in it's original frame with archival matting. On the verso is the original gallery label. Monotype measures 28" x 22" and frame measures 35 1/4"x 29 1/4". Ships without glass to protect paper.
Lois Graham is recognized as one of the most influential abstract painters and printmakers of the Northwest. She formulated ideas about abstraction and the cohesiveness of composition and space in St. Louis at the height of abstract expressionism.
Graham's work radiates a sense of control, maintaining a constant and consistent abstract image-field, this characteristic groups her with second generation abstract expressionists such as Joan Mitchell, Philip Guston, and Jack Tworkov. Graham applied color in methodical, short, hatch-like strokes in her paintings and monoprints.
Graham was a guiding force in the Seattle art community, and acted as a mentor to many young artists. In 1992 she and her husband, Gene Graham, established the Union Art Co-op as a live/work space for Seattle artists. Lois Graham passed away in 2007 at the age of 77.