This series began when I took notice of the everyday objects that surrounded me. One by one, I set them down on an old matte board and arrange simple settings to paint from life. It evolved into a daily practice. These still lifes painted on copper suggest an imaginary museum commemorating our everyday bric-à-brac: old jars; perfume bottles; salt and pepper shakers; pliers. Examples of the present becoming the past so quickly.

- Carl Grauer

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CARL GRAUER


Oil painting on metal

Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind
Signed on back
2017

7" h x 5" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.

$500

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Artist
Carl Grauer
Poughkeepsie, New York

Getting to Know Carl

Carl grew up in rural Kansas with little exposure to fine art, but a wonderful school art teacher pushed him to pursue a creative path. His still life work is influenced by Wayne Thiebaud’s stylized realism, candy colors, and visible brushstrokes. Inspired by objects and scenes from his daily life, Carl includes items of both traditional and contemporary origin in his still life compositions. Carl also demonstrates his comprehensive understanding of the human form in his figurative and portrait work. He offers commissioned portraits from life in the New York metropolitan area, usually formatted as a two-hour experience with the sitter. Interested clients can inquire about portrait commissions by clicking to request custom art on Carl’s portfolio page.