Robert Graves

Robert's Bio

Mr. Robert Graves, Artist
Born February 2, 1929 ~ Died October 5, 2013
PH: (206) 935-6511


Bachelor of Arts, Whitworth College
Spokane, Washington - 1952

Master of Fine Arts, University of Washington
Seattle, Washington - 1962


COLLEGE TEACHING Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA.
Professor of Art - 1962-1994

Leicester Polytechnic, Leicester, England
Guest Lecturer - 1971-72

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Guest - Printmaking 1986-1987

  • Gallery ’76, Wenatchee WA, renamed Robert Graves Gallery, 2007
  • State of Washington Outstanding Contributor to the Humanities
    - Olympia, WA., 1974
  • Creator and Founder - Gallery’76, Public Art Gallery - Wenatchee, WA.
  • Allied Arts of N. Central Washington - Outstanding Practicing Artist, 1978
  • Selected for advanced special studies with painter, Elaine de Kooning
    (portrait artist for J.F. Kennedy) Port Townsend, WA. 1966.
  • Worked and studied with Gandy Brodie, New York painter
  • Studied with Alden Mason, Glen Alps, printmaking, and Mark Tobey, U. of WA



  1. Regional and National Professional Shows in Painting and Printmaking:
    (Juried) - San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Alaska, New York, Kansas, Australia, Hawaii, Argentina.

  2. One Man and Group Exhibits: Northwest United States, Pennsylvania, Missouri, California, New York, Texas, Hawaii, England, Norway, Canada, India, Spain.


Regional and National:

Gallery ‘76 - Wenatchee, WA., National Juried Exhibitions
Awards 1984, 1986
Spokane Arts Commission - Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA..
Purchase Award 1982
Edmonds Art Exhibition - Edmonds, WA., Painting (Serigraph) Award 1980
State of Washington Arts Competition - 170 Arts Program;
Painting Award 1979
Artists of Central Washington; Yakima, WA. - First Award in Painting 1964,
1965; Second Award in Painting, 1969
Washington State Annual, Wenatchee, WA., Second Award 1963
International Print Exhibition -SUNY, Potsdam, NY., First Award 1960
Katherine B. Baker Memorial Award, Washington Artists Under 40
Northwest Annual, 1957, Seattle, Washington


RPM Studios, New York, NY
Seattle Art Museum
New York State University
Wenatchee Valley College
Portland Art Museum Collection - Portland, Oregon
Evergreen State College - Olympia, Washington
Washington State Program - Art in Public Buildings
Spokane Public Art Collection


Seattle Art Museum, Northwest Artists, Rental Sales Gallery