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Morris Graves (1910-2001)


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Kid Goat in an Abandoned Garden, c.1934-35
oil on canvas
53" x 46 1/4"

Surf Birds, 1940
watercolor and gouache on paper
26 3/4" x 29 3/16"

Alter (sic), c.1940

tempera and watercolor on paper
26 1/2" x 30" sheet size
25" x 27 3/4" sight size
 

Ice Age Rocks (Skagit County), 1944
watercolor and gouache on paper
57 1/2" x 30 1/2" sheet size
54 5/8" x 27 7/8" sight size, signed and dated

Ceremonial Bronze Taking the Form of a Bird, 1947
gouache and ink on paper
19" x 24 1/8" sheet size
18" x 23" sight size, signed and dated

 

Ritual Bronze, 1947

gouache, ink, and watercolor on paper
19 1/2" x 14 3/4" sheet size
18 3/4" x 14 1/8" sight size, signed and dated

 

State of the World, 1947
gouache, watercolor, pastel and ink on paper
26" x 20", signed

Bird with Mask, 1953
gouache and watercolor on paper
15 1/4" x 25 3/4", signed and dated

A Small Visual-Voice to Celebrate the End of the Twentieth Century Machine Age, 1962/99
brass, iron pyrite, stained glass, and marble
23" x 11" x 5"

Black Lily of the Nile and Re, 1996

acrylic on Mexican bark paper
24 1/4" x 17 1/2"
signed and dated

 


Exhibitions


New & Noteworthy

Art & Antiques, April 2016

by John Dorfman

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Irish Arts Review, Spring 2016

by Peter Murray

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ARTNews, December 2010

by Steve Barnes

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The New Criterion, October 2010

by Franklin Einspruch

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Wall Street Journal, October 2-3, 2010

by Lance Esplund

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MRG PRESS RELEASE

Falcon of the Inner Eye, A Centennial Celebration

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Prints & Publications


Artist Information

“I paint to evolve a changing language of symbols, a language with which to remark upon the qualities of our mysterious capacities which direct us toward ultimate reality . . .”[i]

Known for quiet, haunting images that immortalize the essence of the creatures that inspired him, Morris Graves (1910-2001) lived a life of personal exploration in harmony with nature. Empathetic to such subjects as a plover flying through the mist, a snake holding its prey in the moonlight, surf birds cradled in the sea, or a raccoon safely curled up in hibernation for the winter, Graves revealed the mysteries of nature as if he himself were the subject. This communion with the natural world and its eloquent expression through gouache and watercolor was further inspired and influenced by Buddhism, particularly Zen, as well as the arts of East Asia and India.

One of the leading artists of the Pacific Northwest, Morris Graves spent most spent most of his life on the Westcoast, a location that had a significant impact on his artistic development.  Shortly after his birth, his family moved from Fox Valley, Oregon to Seattle, WA with the hope of finding better economic opportunities. Graves was stricken with pneumonia as a child and spent hours in the family garden, where his love of and keen eye for nature first developed. In 1928, he dropped out of high school and became a merchant sailor, traveling to China, Japan, and the Philippines; he was struck with an instant affinity for East Asian culture. Upon his return to the United States, Graves traveled extensively before settling in Beaumont, Texas, where he finished high school and was described in the yearbook as “a vagabond artist with a commanding mien—rushing here or there with flowers or canvas in hand.”[ii] He eventually made his way back to Seattle.

Graves was largely self-taught (his education was limited to high school), but his lack of formal art training did not have an adverse effect on his considerable talent. In 1933, his work won first prize at the Northwest Annual Exhibition, and in 1936, the same year he began painting for the Federal Art Project, Graves had his first solo exhibition, at the Seattle Art Museum. In 1940, Graves participated in two group shows at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York: 35 under 35 and Mystery and Sentiment. However, 1942 was his breakthrough year when after visiting his studio, Marian Willard Johnson and Dorothy Miller decided to champion his art. Johnson gave him a solo show at the Willard Gallery, and Miller included his work in MoMA’s Americans 1942: 18 Artists from 9 States. As a result of those two shows, MoMA director Alfred Barr purchased an unprecedented eleven works by Graves for the museum. Duncan Philips also acquired several works for the Philips Collection in Washington, DC. That same year, Graves was drafted into the US Army, and when his application for conscientious objector status was declined, Graves spent the year in a military prison; he was released in 1943.

Like Mark Tobey, Graves was deeply influenced by East Asian religions, particularly Zen Buddhism and Taoism. But unlike Tobey, his interests also extended to Hinduism, from which Graves drew some of his imagery. Dominated by images of birds usually surrounded by an abstract circle of color and forms, his work is strikingly silent, commanding the viewer’s intense focus. Graves’s work is deeply symbolic; birds, snakes, moons, flowers all speak to the artist’s love of nature, his interest in the transcendental, and his quest for an art that would “guide our journey from partial consciousness to full consciousness.”[iii] But this full consciousness was also an internal state, and while Graves painted identifiable animals and plants, his were paintings of internal images, a “vision of the inner eye.”

For Graves, the mechanical cacophony of industry and technology—the airplanes that flew over his cottage, the cars that roared down streets—was a major obstacle to this journey. As part of his quest to escape the pollution of modernity, Graves moved to Ireland in 1954, the same year that Life magazine featured an article on him, Tobey, and fellow Pacific Northwest artists Guy Anderson and Kenneth Callahan. He continued to travel and exhibit extensively, in group and solo shows, and in 1964, he settled in Humboldt County, California.

 

As the monumental scale of abstract expressionism and the irony of pop art came to dominate American modernism, Graves’s audience shifted internationally. In 1957, he became the first US artist to receive the Windsor Award, bestowed by the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and in 1962, he visited India at the invitation of Indira Gandhi and met her father, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. In 1983, the Philips Collection mounted a major retrospective, Vision of the Inner Eye, which traveled to the Greenville County Art Museum, Greenville, SC; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; and the San Diego Art Museum, San Diego, CA. A solo exhibition focused on Graves’s early works, Morris Graves: The Early Works 1932-1938, took place in 1998 at the Whitney Museum of American Art; Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA; Greenville County Museum of Art; and the Art Museum of South East Texas, Beaumont, TX. In 2000, the Humboldt Arts Council named their new museum after Graves, who donated over 100 works beginning in 1991, and after his death in 2001, his house “The Lake” became home of the Morris Graves Foundation, a retreat for artists.

In the last two decades, work by Graves has been featured in a number of solo and group exhibitions, most notably Klange des Inneren Auges: John Cage, Mark Tobey, Morris Graves (Sounds of the Inner Eye: John Cage, Mark Tobey, Morris Graves) at the Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany and the Museum of Glass: International Center for Contemporary Art, Tacoma, WA (2002); Immeasurable Spaces, Incalculable Energies: Tobey, Graves, Callahan, Anderson at the Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA (2003); The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY (2009); John Cage with Morris Graves and Mark Tobey at The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC (2012); and Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: The Mythic and the Mystical at the Seattle Art Museum (2014). In 2010, a solo survey of his work on the occasion of his centennial was shown at the Morris Graves Museum of Art (Humboldt Arts Council), Eureka, CA and Michael Rosenfeld Gallery mounted a concurrent exhibition, Morris Graves: Falcon of the Inner Eye: A Centennial Celebration. Most recently, Morris Graves: The Nature of Things was shown at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (2016). In 2013, Graves’s letters were published in a book, Morris Graves: Selected Letters, edited by Vicki Halper and Lawrence Fong and published by the University of Washington Press. That same year, his archives were made available to the public at the Knight Library in Eugene, OR.

Major institutions with work by Graves in their permanent collections include the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY); Art Gallery of Ontario, Museé des Beaux-Arts de l'Ontario (Toronto, Canada); Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL); Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD); Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, NY); Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh, PA); Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, OH); Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas, TX); Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI); High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC); The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY); Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, CA); Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA); Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY); The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City, MO); Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA); The Phillips Collection (Washington, DC); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA); Seattle Art Museum (Seattle, WA); Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, DC); Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA); Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN); Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY); and the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, CT).

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery represents the Morris Graves Foundation.


[i] Morris Graves as quoted in Dorothy Miller, ed. Americans, 1942: 18 Artists from 9 States exh. cat. (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1942), 51 and in Peter Selz, “Centenary Exhibition of Morris Graves,” Morris Graves: Falcon of the Inner Eye, A Centennial Celebration exh. cat. (New York: Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, 2010), 9

[ii] Holland Cotter, “Morris Graves, Mystical Painter of Nature, Is Dead at 90,” The New York Times, May 8, 2001, http://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/08/arts/morris-graves-mystical-painter-of-nature-is-dead-at-90.html, accessed April 2010

[iii] Graves, Guggenheim Fellowship Application, 1945, as cited in Ray Kass, Morris Graves: Vision of the Inner Eye (New York: George Braziller, 1983), 50 and as quoted in Selz

 

 

Morris Graves: The Nature of Things
February 20, 2016–July 4, 2016
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
http://www.lacma.org/art/

Merce Cunningham: Common Time
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
February 8 - July 30, 2017
http://www.walkerart.org/

SELECTED MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Art Gallery of Ontario, Museé des Beaux-Arts de l'Ontario, Toronto, Canada
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Davenport Museum of Art,
The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany
Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Jordon Schnitzer Museum, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
The Josyln Art Museum, Omaha, NE
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, MI
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Charles H. MacNider Museum, Mason City, IA
Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Milwaukee Art Institute, Milwaukee, WI
The Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, NY
The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME
Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, TX
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
The Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Worcester Museum of Art, Worcester, MA
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

1936
Paintings by Morris Graves, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

1942
Morris Graves, Willard Gallery, New York, NY

1943
Morris Graves, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL; University Gallery, University of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN; Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Recent Paintings in Gouache by Morris Graves, Phillips Memorial Gallery, Washington, DC

1944
Morris Graves: Exhibition of Recent Work, Willard Gallery, New York, NY
Paintings by Morris Graves, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

1945
Morris Graves, Willard Gallery, New York, NY

1946
Morris Graves, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

1948
Morris Graves, Willard Gallery, New York, NY
Morris Graves: Retrospective Exhibition, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA; Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Birds: Drawings and Temperas, Willard Gallery, New York, NY

1950
Paintings by Morris Graves, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

1952
Morris Graves: Retrospective, Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont, TX

1953
Morris Graves: Oils and Temperas, Willard Gallery, New York, NY

1954
Morris Graves: Oils and Sumi Ink Paintings, Willard Gallery, New York, NY
Recent Paintings by Morris Graves, The Phillips Gallery, Washington, DC

1955
Morris Graves, Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo, Norway
Paintings & Drawings by Morris Graves: The Painting Poet, Otto Seligman Gallery, Seattle, WA
Morris Graves: Drawings and Watercolors from Ireland, 1954, Willard Gallery, New York, NY

1956
Morris Graves Retrospective Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; The Phillips Gallery, Washington DC; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA; M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA; Art Galleries of the University of California, Los Angeles, CA; Art Center, La Jolla, CA; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

1957
Retrospective Exhibition, The Bridgestone Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Morris Graves, Fairweather-Hardin Gallery, Chicago, IL

1959
Graves, Willard Gallery, New York, NY

1960
Paintings & Drawings by Morris Graves, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

1961
Morris Graves, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM

1963
Morris Graves: Retrospective, organized by the Fine Arts Patron of Newport Harbor, The Pavilion Gallery, Balboa, CA
Paintings and Drawings by Morris Graves, St. Paul Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

1966
Morris Graves: A Retrospective, University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, OR
Morris Graves Paintings from Seattle Collections, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

1968
Paintings and Drawings by Morris Graves, State Capitol Museum, Olympia, WA

1969
Morris Graves, organized by the San Antonio Museum Association, Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, TX

1970
Morris Graves, Richard White Gallery, Seattle, WA

1971
Morris Graves: Drawings from New York Collections, Willard Gallery, New York, NY
Morris Graves, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

1972
Morris Graves, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Morris Graves, Humboldt Galleries, San Francisco, CA

1973
Morris Graves: Flower Paintings, Willard Gallery, New York, NY

1975
Second Anniversary Celebration: Morris Graves, Foster-White Gallery, Seattle, WA
The Drawings of Morris Graves, organized by The American Federation of Arts, Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA; The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC; Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, TX; Woodhouse Gallery, Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY; The Charleston Art Gallery of Sunrise, Charleston, WV

1976
Morris Graves: Flower Paintings, Willard Gallery, New York, NY

1977
Morris Graves: Five New Works and Selected Earlier Works, Foster-White Gallery, Seattle, WA
Morris Graves: Works on Paper, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1978
Morris Graves: New Works and Retrospective Exhibition, Foster-White Gallery, Seattle, WA
Morris Graves: Recent Paintings, Willard Gallery, New York, NY
Morris Graves: Works 1939-1977, Visual Arts Museum, New York, NY

1979
Morris Graves: The Spirit Birds, New Paintings, Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1980
Northwest Legacy: Morris Graves Paintings, Foster-White Gallery, Seattle, WA

1981
Morris Graves, Willard Gallery, New York, NY

1982
A Bird in Hand: Works of Morris Graves from the Permanent Collection, University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, OR
Morris Graves, Foster-White Gallery, Seattle, WA

1983
Morris Graves: Vision of the Inner Eye, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC; Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; The Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA

1984
Morris Graves, The Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, CA

1988
Sky of the Mind: Morris Graves 1937-1987, Schmidt Bingham Gallery, New York, NY; Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis, MO; Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID; The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

1990
Vessels of Transformation, 1932-1986, Schmidt Bingham Gallery, New York, NY; Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX; Rahr West Museum, Manitowac, WI; The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

1992
Reconciling Inner and Outer Realities, Schmidt Bingham Gallery, New York, NY; Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID; Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA; Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI; New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

1994
Morris Graves: Radiant Florals, Schmidt Bingham Gallery, New York, NY

1996
Morris Graves: The First Movement, 1935-1955, Schmidt Bingham Gallery, New York, NY
Morris Graves: Flowering, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Morris Graves: Early Work, Drawings and Paintings from 1930s through 1950s, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

1997
Morris Graves: A Glimpse of Continuing, Schmidt Bingham Gallery, New York, NY

1998
Morris Graves: Out of Darkness, Schmidt Bingham Gallery, New York, NY
Morris Graves: Paintings 1931-1997, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, CT

1998 
Morris Graves: The Early Works 1932-1938, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA; Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC; Art Museum of South East Texas, Beaumont, TX

1999
Morris Graves: Toward an Ultimate Reality, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
Morris Graves: The Five Seasons, Schmidt Bingham Gallery, New York, NY

2000
Morris Graves: Instruments for a New Navigation, Schmidt Bingham Gallery, New York, NY; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA; Washington State University Museum of Art, Pullman, WA; The Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR; The Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, CA

2001
Morris Graves, Gordon Woodside/John Braseth, Seattle, WA

2003
Morris Graves: Symbols and Reality, Tibor de Nagy, New York, NY
Morris Graves: Works on Paper, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

2006   
Morris Graves: Selected Works, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY

2009
Looking Back: Important Works by Northwest Master Morris Graves, Gordon Woodside/John Braseth, Seattle, WA

2010
The Visionary Art of Morris Graves, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Morris Graves: Falcon of the Inner Eye: A Centennial Celebration, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
A Centennial Celebration of the Life of Morris Graves, Humboldt Arts Council in the Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA

2016      
Morris Graves: The Nature of Things, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
 

1934
20th Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

1935
21st Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

1936
22nd Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

1937
23rd Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

1938
24th Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

1939
25th Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
New York World Fair, Flushing Meadows, NY
Art Program, Federal Works Agency, WPA, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1940
Four American Traveling Shows: 35 under 35, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT; Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Kaufman Department Stores Inc., Pittsburgh, PA; Bennett College, Greensboro, NC; Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, LA; Art Association of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Four American Traveling Shows: Mystery & Sentiment, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Middlebury College, Middlebury VT; Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI; New Britain Institute, New Britain, CT; Art Association of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
26th Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

1941 
27th Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

1942
Americans 1942: 18 Artists from 9 States, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Cross Section Number One of a Series of Specially Invited American Paintings and Watercolors with
Rooms of Recent Works by Max Weber, Karl Knaths & Morris Graves, The Phillips Museum, Washington, DC
Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Eighteen Artists From Nine States, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1943
53rd Annual Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
22nd International Exhibition of Watercolors, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Romantic Painting In American, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; City Art Museum, St. Louis MO; University Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Saint Paul Gallery and School of Art, MN; Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, OK; J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors, and Drawings, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY

1944
Advance Trends in Contemporary American Art, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
55th Annual American Exhibition Watercolors and Drawings, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
30th Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Watercolors Lent by The Phillips Museum, Washington DC, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL

1945
Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors, and Drawings, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The 140th Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
International Watercolor Exhibition-13th Biennial, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

1946
Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors, and Drawings, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
American Painting from the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day, The Tate Gallery, London, England

1947
Ten Painters of the Pacific Northwest, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA; Albany Institute of the History of Art, Albany, NY; Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; Munson Williams-Procotor Institute, Utica, NY
33rd Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
58th Annual Exhibition of American Paintings & Sculpture - Abstract & Surrealist American Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1948
10th Annual: Artists West of the Mississippi, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, CO
59th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Nebraska Art Association, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Drawings of 20th Century Artists, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Drawings & Watercolors from the Collection of John S. Newberry, Jr. Buchholz Gallery, New York, NY; University of Michigan Art Museum, Ann Arbor, MI
American Painting Interests Baltimore Collectors, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Seven by Six: Loan Exhibition of Contemporary American Watercolors, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT
Science and Art Museum of History, Buffalo, NY
Contemporary Paintings from the Albright Art Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
59th Annual American Exhibition: Watercolors and Drawings, The Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1949
XXIV Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Milestones of American Painting in our Century, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; Art Association of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO; M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors & Drawings, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Artists’ Choice: Watercolor Show, St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA
Morris Graves…Mark Tobey, Margaret Brown Gallery, Boston, MA
The Intransubjectives, Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, NY

1950
Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors & Drawings, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Paintings, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Paintings of the War Years 1943-1945, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
Canadian National Exhibition, The Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
One Hundred American Painters of the Twentieth Century, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

1951
Berlin Festival Exhibition, Berlin, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Munich, Germany
Contemporary American Painting, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolor  Drawings, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
40 American Painters, 1940-1950, The University Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

1952
Sea & Shore, Norton Gallery & School of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Purchase Exhibition, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors  Drawings, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Expressionism in American Painting, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Paintings by 7 Americans, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Contemporary Drawings from Twelve Countries 1945-1952, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT; San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, CO; J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
38th Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Musical Themes, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA; J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville KY; University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL; Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; Wesleyan College, Macon, GA; The Public Library, Winston-Salem, NC; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Akron Art Institute, Akron, OH; Hackley Art Gallery, Muskegon, MI; Schenectady Museum Association, Schenectady, NY; Bloomington Art Association, Bloomington, IN; Fisk University, Nashville, TN; Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY; Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Morris Graves, Gyorgy Kepes, Mark Tobey, Mayo Hill Galleries, Wellfleet, MA

1953
Landmarks in American Art, 1770-1950, Wildenstein Gallery, New York, NY
Contemporary American Painting  & Sculpture, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
The 23rd Biennial Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors & Drawings, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Peintres et Sculpteurs Americains Contemporains, Musee National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France; Kunsthaus, Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki Oslo Museum, Olso, Norway; Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
15th Southeastern Exhibition: Contemporary American Painting, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC; Hunter Gallery of Art, Chattanooga, TN; Jacksonville Art Club, Jacksonville Fl; Norton Gallery and School of Art, West Palm Beach, FL; Central Louisianna Art Association, Alexandria, LA; University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair, Clearwater, FL; Sarasota Art Association, Sarasota, FL; Telfair Academy of Arts  Sciences, Savannah, GA; The Public Library, Winston-Salem, NC
39th Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

1954
Some American Painters, The Phillips Gallery, Washington, DC
Paintings by Morris Graves, Sculptures by Richard O’Hanlon, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors & Drawings,  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Tobey/Graves, Margaret Brown Gallery, Boston, MA
Younger American Painters, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; University of Arkansas Museum, Fayetteville, AR; Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Reality & Fantasy - 1900-1954, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
2nd Annual Exhibition, Museum of Art of Ogunquit, Ogunquit, ME
61st American Exhibition: Painting & Sculpture, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Roy and Marie Neuberger Collection: Modern American Painting & Sculpture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Art Galleries of the University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; City Art Museum of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO; The Phillips Gallery, Washington, DC 
Le Dessin Contemporain aux Etats-Unis, Musee National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France
L’Aquarelle Contemporain aux Etats-Unis, Salle Franklin, Bordeaux, France

1955
Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Contemporary American Painting & Sculpture, University of Illinois, Champoaign, IL
Contemporary Painters from The Phillips Gallery, Duke University Art Gallery, Durham, NC
Contemporary Painting, Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, Syracuse, NY
Ten American Collectors, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
L’Exposition du Musee National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France
3rd Annual Exhibition, Museum of Art of Ogunquit, Ogunquit, ME
3rd Biennial, Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The 1955 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
American Art, Milwaukee Art Institute, Milwaukee, WI

1956
Collectors Art Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Modern Art in the United States, The Tate Gallery, London, England
Contemporary Calligraphers: John Marin, Mark Tobey & Morris Graves, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
Annual Exhibition of Watercolors & Drawings, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Recent Drawings, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Pacific Coast Art; United States’ Representation at the Third Biennial of San Paulo, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Colorado Spring Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, CO; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
4th Annual Exhibition, Museum of Art of Ogunquit, Ogunquit, ME
42nd Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

1957
The 25th Biennial Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
LXII American Exhibition: Painting & Sculpture, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Golden Years of American Drawing 1905-1956, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Sloshley Art Gallery, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
46th Annual Exhibition of American Painting, Randolph-Macon Women’s College, Lynchburg, VA
Cinq Maitres de la Ligne, Henry Clews Memorial, Fondation d’Arte de la Napoule, Paris, France
American Painting 1945-57, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Pacific Northwest Painters & Sculptors, Ogunquit Museum of Art, Ogunquit, ME
20th Century Works of Art, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
The American Vision - Paintings of 3 Centuries, Wildenstein Gallery, New York, NY
Art in Asia & The West: An Exhibition to Illustrate Varied Aspects of Asian Traditions & Their Importance for Art in the West, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
8 American Artists for the United States Information Agency; Korea, Japan, Australia, Europe
Carnegie Institute Collects, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
Prints and Drawings: Mainly By Modern French Artists, Parke Bernet Galleries, INC., New York, NY
Seattle World’s Fair, Seattle, WA

1958
Contemporary American Painters, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Collector’s Choice for 1958, The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Primera Bienal Interamericana de Pintura y Grabado, Museo Nacional de Artes Plasticas, Mexico City, Mexico
6th Annual Exhibition, Museum of Ogujquit, Ogunquit, ME
Famous Painting and Famous Painters, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX
3rd Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, Dupont Galleries, Wilmington, DL
Brussels World Fair, Brussels, Belgium
William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, Kansas City, MO

1959
New American Painting, The Tate Gallery, London, England
Paintings & Sculptures of the Pacific Northwest: Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
7th Annual Exhibition, Museum of Ogunquit, Ogunquit, ME
American National Exhibition, Moscow, USSR
Modern American Painting 1930-1958, Palazzo Reale, Naples, Italy; Berlin, West Germany; Stockholm, Sweden; London, England; Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy
Masterpieces of Art: The AR Valentiner Memorial Exhibition, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

1960
Paintings and Sculpture from the Albright Art Gallery, Rochester Memorial Art Gallery of  the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Collector’s Choice for 1960, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
European & American Watercolors from the John S. Newberry Collection, the Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, MI
The World of Art in 1910, The Isaac Delgado Museum, New Orleans, LA

1961
6th American Exhibition, Paintings & Sculpture, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Artists on Our Want List, Art Gallery, Randolph-Macon Women’s College, Lynchburg, VA
The Quest & The Quarry, Rome/New York Art Foundation Inc., Rome, Italy
9th Annual Exhibition, Museum of Art Ogunquit, Ogunquit, ME
Modern American Drawings, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Directions in Twentieth Century American Painting, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX
Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Edward Wales Root (1884-1956) - An American Collector, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY; Phillips Academy, Andover, MA; Museum of Art at Ogunquit, Ogunquit, ME
Ten Americans, Milwaukee, WI
Westmoreland County Museum of Art, Greenberg, PA

1962
Introductions 1936-1948, Willard Gallery, New York, NY
Masters of American Watercolor, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The First 5 Years: Acquisitions by the Friends of the Whitney Museum of American Art
10th Annual Exhibition, Museum of Art of Ogunquit, Ogunquit, ME
The Artist’s Environment: The West Coast, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth, TX
American Art Since 1950, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
7th Annual International Exhibition of Modern Art, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA

1963
Phoenix College Library, Phoenix, AZ
158th Annual Exhibition: Watercolors, Prints, Drawings, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
The Ascendancy of American Painting, Columbia Museum of Fine Arts, Columbia, SC
US Government Art Projects: Some Distinguished Alumni, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, OH; Mercer University, Macon, GA; University of  Nevada, Academy of Art Galleries, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Carleton College, Northfield, MN; Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IO; Pomona College, Claremont, CA
Works on Paper: Avery, Bigelow, Diebenkorn, Feininge &, Graves, The Waddington Galleries, London, England
11th Annual Exhibition, Museum of Ogunquit, Ogunquit, ME
Exhibition & Sale of Works of Art Donated by Artists to the Foundation for the Contemporary Performance Arts, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
Dunn International, The Tate Gallery, London, England
WR Valentiner Memorial Exhibition, J.L. Hudson Gallery, Detroit, MI
Pacific Northwest Art: The Haseltine Collection, University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, OR
Drawings USA, Saint Paul Art Center, Saint Paul, MN

1964
Yuma Fine Arts Association
200 Years of American Painting, City Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
12th Annual Exhibition, Museum of Ogunquit, Ogunquit, ME
The Bird in Art, University of Arizona Art Gallery, Tuscan, AZ
Modern American Drawing, The Downtown Gallery, New York, NY
Works On Paper, The Waddington Gallery, London, England

1965
Three Centuries of American Painting, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
100 Contemporary American Drawings, University of Michigan Museum of Art Ann Arbor, MI
Pacific Heritage, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA; The Art Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA; Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego, CA
13th Annual Exhibition, Museum of Art of Ogunquit, Ogunquit, ME
John S. Newberry Collection: Watercolors Drawings & Sculpture Selected from the John Stoughton Newberry Bequest & Gifts, Detroit Institute of Arts, MI
Works on Paper, Waddington Galleries, London, England

1966
Five Detroit Galleries, Flint Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Birds in Contemporary Art, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
The Object Transformed, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
14th Annual Exhibition, Museum of Art ofOgunquit, Ogunquit, ME
20th Century Painting from Collections in the State of Washington, Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, DC
A University Collects: Oregon Pacific Northwest Heritage, University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, OR
Untitled traveling exhibition, American Federation of Arts, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL; Arlington State College, University of Texas, Houston, TX; Bowling Green State University, OH; University of Akron, OH; Bates College, Lewiston, ME
The First Invitational: An Exhibition of Contemporary Painting & Sculpture, Flint Institute of the Arts, MI
The Collection of Dr. & Mrs. Milton Lurie Kramer, White Art Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Humboldt State College Art Gallery, Arcata, CA
Art Today Presents Contemporary Paintings From New York Galleries, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
Collectors Items, Akron Art Institute, OH

1966
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
Two Hundred Years of Watercolor Painting in America: An Exhibition Commemorating the Centennial of the American Watercolor Society, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

1967
Works on Paper, The Waddington Galleries, London, England
Gallery Selections, JL Hudson Gallery, Detroit, MI
15th Annual Exhibition, Museum of Art of Ogunquit, Ogunquit, ME
US Embassy (Waldorf Towers), New York, NY
Art in Embassies, American Embassy, Prague, Czechoslovakia

1968
Works on Paper, The Waddington  Galleries, Longon, England
Painting & Sculpture Today-’68, Herron Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
A Contemporary Selection, The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH

1969
Art in America 1830 - 1950, Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Sculpture from the Collection of the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Retrospective for a Critic, Duncan Phillips, Tawkes Fine Arts Center, University of Maryland, MD
Northern Ten, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
17th Annual Exhibition, Museum of Art of Ogunquit, Ogunquit, ME
Willard Gallery, New York, NY

1970
Paintings from The Phillips Collection, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL
Works on Paper, Waddington Galleries, London, England
18th Annual Exhibition, Museum of Art of Ogunquit, Ogunquit, ME
Expo ’70, Osaka, Japan

1971
American Painting & Sculpture: 1948-1969, Krannert Art Museum, Universtiy of Illinois, Champaign, IL
Drawings USA/71, Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN
19th Annual Exhibition, Museum of Art of Ogunquit, Obunquit, ME
Mark Tobey & Northwest Masters, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Drawings in Saint Paul, Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN
Inner Spaces, Outer Limits: Myths & Mythmakers, Lerner-Misrachi Gallery, New York, NY

1972
Form and Werdegang: Die amerikanische Malerei im 20. Jarhundert, USIA Exhibition, Amerika Haus, Berlin, West Germany
20th Annual Exhibition, Museum of Art of Ogunquit, Ogunquit, ME
Northwest Masters, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Looking West, ACA Galleries, New York, NY
California: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Palm Springs Desert Museum, California, Art of Greater Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Abstract Expressionism: The First and Second Generatinos in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
Inaugural Exhibition, Olin Art Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

1973
Drawing America 1973, Albrecht Gallery, Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
After Audubon in Art, Louise E. Thorne Memorial Art Gallery, Keene State College, Keene, NH
21st Annual Exhibition, Museum of Art of Ogunquit, Ogunquit, ME

1974
Contemporary Religious Imagery in American Art, Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
149th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
Art of the Pacific Northwest from the 1930s to the Present, National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington DC
American Art in Upstate New York Drawings, Watercolors, and Small Sculpture from Public Collections in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Rochester, Syracuse, and Utica, Memorial Art Gallery, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Everson Museum of Art, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY

1975
Early Surrealist Works by Leo Kenny & Morris Graves, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
American Art from The Phillips Collection: A Selection of Paintings, 1900-1950, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY; Utah State University Galleries, Logan, UT; Bringham Young University Provo, UT; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
A Gift Of Love: An Exhibition of Contemporary Pacific Northwest Art Selected from the gift of The Haseltine Family to the University of Oregon Museum of Art, University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, OR

1976
Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, OR
24th Annual Exhibition, Museum of Art of Ogunquit, Ogunquit, ME
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1977
Improbable Furniture, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational American Drawing Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, San Diego, CA
The Choser: Object, European and American Still-Life, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NB
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

1978
Perceptions of the Spirit in Twentieth Century Art, University Art Museum, Berkely, CA; Art Institute of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX; Columbus Art Museum, Columbus, OH
Northwest Traditions, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
26th Annual Exhibition, Museum of Art of Ogunquit, Ogunquit, ME
George Twutakawa & Morris Graves: Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture, Olin Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

1979
The First Western States Biennial Exhibition, The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA: Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
27th Annual Exhibition, Museum of Art of Ogunquit, Ogunquit, ME
Images: Masterworks On Paper, The Norton Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
American Modern Art Between the Two World Wars, Stadtsche Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, West Germany; Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

1980
Northwest Legacy: Morris Graves Paintings, Foster-White Gallery, Seattle, WA
An American Flower Show, Heritage Plantation, Sandwich, MA
28th Annual Exhibition, Museum of Art of Ogunquit, Ogunquit, ME
Drawings in Saint Paul; Selections from the Tiriam B. and Malcom E. Leain Collection, Minnesota Museum of Art, MN
La Pintura de Los Extados Unidos de Museos de la Ciudad de Washington, Museo Del Palacio de Bellas Arts, Mexico City
Still Life Today, 16th Annual Art Show, Goddard-Riverside Community Center, New York, NY; American Art in Religion: Vatican Musum, Rome, Italy; Terra Musum of American Art, Evanston, IL

1981
Northwest Visionaries: Mark Tobey, Kenneth Callahan, Morris Graves & Leo Kenny, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Animals in American Art, Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn, NY

1982
Pacific Northwest Artists in Japan, National Museum of Japan, Osaka, Japan
30th Annual Exhibition, Museum of Art of Ogunquit, Ogunquit, ME
The Second Decade Exhibition, Florida International University Art Museum, Miami, FL

1984
American and European Masterpieces of the 19th & 20th Centuries, Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL
Twentieth-Century American Drawings From the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection, A Traveling Exhibition, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR; The Eastern Shore Art Association, Fairhope, AL; Louisiana Arts and Sciences Center, Baton Rouge, LA; Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL; The Art Institute for the Permian Basin, Odessa, TX; Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL; Rollins College, Winter Park, FL; Meadows Museum and Sculpture Court, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX; Sangre De Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Pueblo, CO; Alexandria Museum Visual Art Center, Alexandria, LA; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Alaska State Museum, Juneau, AK

1987
Selections from the John Manchester Estate, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswellk, NM
The Spiritual in Art: Abstract Painting, 1890-1985, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Haags Bemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands
Intimate Gestures, Realized Visions: Masterworks on Paper from the Collection of the Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY
20th Century Drawings from the Whitney Museum of American Art, National Gallery of Art Washington, DC;  The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA; Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR; The Whitney Musum of American Art, Stamford, CT
Seattle Style, Museums of Carcassone, Perpignan, Pan, Albi, & Dunkerque, France

1988
Vision of Inner Space: Gestural Painting in Modern American Art, Wight Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, CA; National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India

1989
Transformations in Landscapes: Postwar Works from the Collection, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Early Twentieth-Century Modernists, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

1990
El Mundo de Octavio Paz, Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City
Landed Images, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

1991
Retrieving the Elemental Form: Gregory Amenoff, Morris Graves, Marsden Harley, Tobi Kahn & James Surls, Schmidt Bingham Gallery, New York, NY; Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria, IL; Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA

1992
Altered by the Moon, Schmidt Bingham Gallery, New York, NY

1993
Modernism and American Painting of the 1930’s, Fine Arts Museum of the South, Mobile, AL
An Uncommn Line, Schmidt Bingham Gallery, New York, NY
Bird Song: The Avian Connection, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ; Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, NJ
1993 Collectors Show, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Rolywholyover A Circus, John Cage, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; The Menil Collection, Houston, TX; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Art Tower Mito Contemporary Art Center, Tokyo, Japan; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

1994
Morris Graves/Mark Tobey: Immanence*Iridescence, Schmidt Bingham Gallery, New York, NY
FLOWERS!!!, Babcock Galleries, New York, NY
Dialogues: On and Off the Wall, Peter Joseph Gallery, New York, NY
Recent Aquisitions: Selections from the Glenn C. Janss Collection, Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
Perceivable Realities: Eilshemius, Graves, Tanner & Tchelitchew, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
Counterpoints: American Art, 1930-1945, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY

1995
Fallen Timbers, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
1995 Collector’s Show, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Collector’s Choice 1995, Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL
Bird Sanctuary, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

1996
Are You Blue?, Schmidt Bingham Gallery, New York, NY
Health, Happiness and Wholeness in 20th Century Art, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY
Collector’s Show, The Arkansas Center, Little Rock, AR
Exploring the Unknown: Surrealism in American Art, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
Modern and Contemporary Masters, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

1997
172nd Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY

1997
Twentieth-Century Paintings from The Phillips Collection, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

1998
Vital Forms in America, 1941-1962, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Animal as Muse, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Essence of the Orb, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY

1999
What It Meant To Be Modern: Seattle Art at Mid-Century, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2001
Flora: In Reverence of Nature, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLC, New York, NY\
Read All About It!: Text and Image in Contemporary Artworks, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

2002   
Sounds of the Inner Eye: John Cage, Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany; Museum of Glass: International Center for Contemporary Art, Tacoma, WA
Sweet & Wild: Animals in Contemporary Art, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

2006
American Modernism on Paper, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLC, New York, NY

2007    
The Northwest Mystics: Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, and Guy Anderson, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY

2009 
David Kimball Anderson & Morris Graves: A Unique Pairing, Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY

2010
Unconscious Unbound:  Surrealism in America, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLC, New York, NY

2011
Otherworldliness, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

2012
John Cage: A Centennial Celebration (with friends), Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
John Cage with Morris Graves and Mark Tobey, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
Affinity Atlas, The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

2014
Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: The Mythic and the Mystical, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
When Modern was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY

2017
Merce Cunningham: Common Time, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN