Artist Daniel Graves (b.1949) is a fine oil painter, etcher and director of The Florence Academy of Art, which he founded in 1991. He studied with Joseph Sheppard and Richard Lack. Upon his return to Florence Italy in the 1970’s, he studied with Richard Serrin (1975-76) and at the Villa Schifanoia Graduate School of Fine Arts and with Nerina Simi in 1978. With his colleague Charles Cecil he founded the Cecil-Graves studio and in 1991, the Florence Academy where he continues to teach and paint.
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