painter Franz Graw was born in 1964 and today still lives and works in
his home town Düsseldorf.
His artistic creations include mainly oil paintings, sculptures,
collages, linoleum prints, drawings and works in clay.
From his early childhood Graw loved to paint
and was fascinated by the colours of the old impressionists and by
However, only in 1984 he began his carrier as an artistic painter.
At first he focused on impressionistic pictures, but through intense
self study,painting and experimenting with various stylistic
directions he developed over time his own unique and unmistakable style,
his distinctive artistic signature with intense colours and a flood of
It remained a challenge for him, not to adapt to norms and not to be
on the opinions of outsiders but to unswervingly and powerfully express
his individual creativity in ever new oil paintings.
Every free minute he used for studies, designs and sketches.
The result is an artistic work that already is astonishing as well as
Recently he passionately began to explore new ways of expressions and to
convert his ideas into three dimensional sculptures.
His creativity inspires him to express his artistic ideas without
considering the judgement of others or the possibility for selling his
To achieve this, Graw became financially independent of the art market
by accepting a half day position as an art restorer.