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John D. Graham (December 27, 1886, Kyiv, Russian Empire – June 27, 1961, London, England) was a Russian Empire–born American modernist and figurative painter, art collector, and a mentor of modernist artists in New York City. Born Ivan Gratianovitch Dombrowsky in Kyiv, he emigrated to New York in 1920. He studied painting for the first time in his 30s, becoming deeply interested in modernism. In addition to gaining attention for his own work, he championed the new movement as a collector and curator. He was a mentor to a younger generation of American artists, who developed the style of Abstract Expressionism in the New York area. In the 1940s and 1950s, Graham developed a new figurative style derived from classical masters, which he first showed in paintings and drawings of Russian soldiers. He died in London, England.
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Polish, American, Russian
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John Graham, Ivan Dambrowsky, Ivan Dabrowski, Ivan Gratianovich Dombrovsky, Ioannes Magnus Servus, Ivan G. Dombrowski, John D. Graham
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