‘Penelope’ by Daniel Graves

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Charles Daniel Graves, born in Rochester, NY in 1949, is an oil painter, etcher and Director of The Florence Academy of Art, which he founded in 1991. He lives and works in Florence, Italy, his home for almost 30 years. 

In his painting and teaching, Graves blends a broad array of training and experience. He graduated from the Maryland Art Institute in 1972 where he studied with Joseph Shepard and Frank Russell. He traveled to Florence in the 70’s in search of the techniques of those masters who inspired him most: Rembrandt, Titian, Velasquez, and also the French academic painters. There he found a personal style that fuses the richness of 19h century Italian painting with academic draftsmanship.

He continued his education at the Villa Schifanoia Graduate School of Fine Art with Richard Serrin, and studied under Nerina Simi, daughter of the Florentine painter, Filadelfo Simi, a student of Gérome.

In 1984, along with Charles Cecil, he opened Studio Cecil-Graves. Daniel Graves went on to found The Florence Academy of Art in 1991 to keep the tradition of great painting and sculpture alive.

This particular piece is called ‘Penelope’. It comes in a stunning frame and measures approx 44” x 52”, including frame, and 32” x 40” without the frame. Retail for this is well over $28,000!! Here, at Sterling & Knight, you can be the new owner of this masterpiece for only $9995.95!!! Come in and see it for yourself!!!  

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