Bob Graham was born in Canton, Texas in 1947. He studied art at NorthTexasState for four years. In 1970 Bob traveled north to Provincetown Ma. There he studied with the famous Impressionist painter Henry Hensche at the CapeSchool. Hensche was the student of Charles Webster Hawthorne himself the student of William Merritt Chase. Bob started teaching in 1974 and has lived and worked in New Orleans for more than 30 years.
Bob’s work is in the collections of:
The New OrleansMuseum of Art- Drawing of Edgar Degas
The Saints Hall of Fame-23 oil portraits of The Saints Football Players
Republic Beverage- 4 board room portraits
FirstPresbyterianChurch- Oil Portrait of Collins Diboll
Tidewater Shipping- Oil Portrait of John Laborde
Ochsner Clinic -Oil Portrait of Alton Ochsner Sr.
Crescent Crown Distributors- Board room portrait
Nicholls State Univ- Oil Portrait of Frank Barker
Fred Cassibry-Pastel portrait
Publications: “American Artist Magazine”, Jan. 89; Pastel Interpretations, Madlyn Woolwich, 92; The Art of Pastel Portraiture, Madlyn Woolwich, 96.
1990: Knickerbocker Artists, New York- Best of Show
1990: American Realism Competition, Parkersburg, WV- Top Merit Award
1989: Pastel Society of America, New York - Elevated to Master Pastellist
1989: Texas and Neighbors Art Show, Irving, TX- Best of Show
1988: American Artists Professional League, New York: Best of Show
1988: Allied Artists of America, New York -Southern Artist Award
1987: Salmagundi Open, New York -Best of Show
1984: Kansas Pastel Society National Show, Wichita, KS -Best of Show