The following resources are about Morris Graves’ life and works and are endorsed by The Morris Graves Foundation, posthumously, or were approved personally by Morris Graves during his life.  Earlier publications about Mr. Graves are still being collated for inclusion on this site.

Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: The Mythic and the Mystical
By Patricia Junker
2014, University of Washington Press
ISBN: 978-0-932216-72-4
Exhibit information:

Morris Graves: Selected Letters
Edited by Vicki Halper and Lawrence Fong
2013, University of Washington Press
ISBN: 978-0-295-99214-3, hardback

Here on the Edge: How a Small Group of World War II Conscientious Objectors Took Art and Peace from the Margins to the Mainstream
By Steve McQuiddy
2013, Oregon State University Press
ISBN: 978-0-87071-625-6
Cover image:  Sea, Fish and Constellation, c. 1940

Northwest Mythologies: The Interactions of Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, and Guy Anderson
By Sheryl Conkelton and Laura Landau
2003, University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0-295-98322-1
Exhibit information:

Iridescent Light: The Emergence of Northwest Art
By Deloris Tarzan Ament with Photographs by Mary Randlett
2002, University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0-295-98147-4

Morris Graves: Flower Paintings
By Theodore F. Wolff
1994, University of Washington Press
ISBN 0-295-97379-x

Morris Graves: Vision of the Inner Eye
By Ray Kass
1983, Braziller, in association with the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
ISBN: 0-8076-1068-2, hardback; 0-8076-1069-0, paperback

The Drawings of Morris Graves
Ida E Rubin (editor) and John Cage (introduction)
1974, The New York Graphic Society
ISBN: 0-316-19305-4

Morris Graves
By Frederick S.Wight (Author), Morris Graves (Artist), John I. H. Baur (Author), Duncan Phillips (Author)
1956, University of California Press
LOCCC 56-6990

Collections of Original Artwork by Morris Graves

Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago Illinois

Hirshhorn Museum
Washington, D.C.

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles, California

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, New York

Morris Graves Museum of Art
Eureka, California
Administered by Humboldt Arts Council

Museum of Fine Arts
Boston, Massachusetts

Museum of Northwest Art
La Conner, Washington

Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Phillips Collection
Washington, D.C.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco, CA

Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, Washington

Smithsonian Art Art Museum
Washington, D.C.

Whitney Museum of Art
New York, New York

Archives of Letters and Personal Papers

Archives of Morris Graves’ personal correspondence and papers are located at the University of Oregon Special Collections and University Archives, Knight Libraries near Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene Oregon.
Knight Library, Special Collections, Eugene, OR
Contact:   The finding aid for this collection can be downloaded at:
Additional archives of Morris Graves’ personal correspondence and papers, as well as those of several close friends and companions, including Richard Gilky, Richard Svare, and Jan Thompson, are located at the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections, Seattle, Washington.

Online Resources

Seattle Art Museum pages:
Biography, photos, paintings
Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: The Mythic and the Mystical article on Morris Graves (Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History) article on Morris Graves

New York Times Obituary of Morris Graves listing for Morris Graves

Morris Graves on Pinterest (user account required to see all content)

“We worship light and dark, and unifying gray, until it disappears.”
—Morris Graves