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The Golden Age of Warner Graves: Back to the Canyons

With so many international artists now sampling desert themes, it’s refreshing to meet a painter who is not a tourist but is genetically rooted in this place. Via his grandparents, Warner Graves III is connected to many epochal events in the region, including the formation of the Salton Sea and the building of the All-American Canal and the Old Plank Road. When Warner was a boy, he would lay on his grandmother’s sofa and study her desert landscape paintings on the wall while Lula Mae told him stories of the prospectors and desert rats she’d known in the 1920s. Lula…

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