Fred Meijer and Lena Meijer

Fred Meijer and Lena Meijer

Philip Grausman.  _Fred Meijer_
Photo by William J. Hebert
Philip Grausman.  _Lena Meijer_
Photo by William J. Hebert

Highly regarded as both a sculptor and draftsman, Phillip Grausman has enjoyed an extraordinary career as a portraitist, creating images of luminaries across the American cultural world as well as family and friends. His process is to carefully study his subject, then elegantly stylize the contours and details of their visage as if drawing in three-dimensional form. In his image of Fred Meijer, he hoped to convey the strong volumes of the face and hair as well as the genuine warmth of his personality. In Lena Meijer, Grausman sought to convey the quiet elegance and physical grace of his subject.  

Philip Grausman. Fred Meijer and Lena Meijer, 2002. Stainless steel, 67.5 x 13.5 x 13 inches. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © 2002 Philip Grausman.