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Burr H. Nicholls
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Gustav Aboltin
Jan Agati Abbarno
Paul Ambille
East Aurora Art Walk
The Living American Art, Inc., 55 5th Ave., New York
Cornelius A. Bartels
Jean Benner
Julius Bien
Thomas Blinks
M. Henry Bonnefoi
Anatol Bouchet
John Brach & Sean Witucki
McLoughlin Brothers, NY
Catherine Brown
Frances Brundage
Samuel John Carter
Detroit Publishing Co. (AKA Detroit Photographic Co.)
Holmes Company, Inc., Chicago, IL [for Guy B. Holmes]
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Luigi Corti
Alice Cranston Fenner (of Artyle Studios)
E. Conyne Daly
Leon Emile Fernand Danchin
Tano de Simone
Walt Disney Company
Grace G. Drayton
F. Dürrnberger
Josef Eidenberger
E. Hedley Fitton
Myles 'Birket' Foster
Rachelle Francis
Giuseppe Gambino
Marie-Francois Firmen Girard
Elaine Grisanti
Charles Wesley Haist
William Harring Von Ammon (AKA William Harring)
Karl Herzog
Mindy Hesslink
Curtis & Cameron, Inc., Boston, MA & NYC
Colegrove Bros., Inc., Publishing-Buffalo, NY
Reproducta, Inc.-Publishers
Willy Jäger (AKA Willy Jager)
Dennis Barraclough & James Vullo (1914-1999)
Lawrence Josset
Sarita Kennedy Arden
Joseph Keppler, Jr. (AKA Uto J. Keppler)
Michael Killelea
Alonzo Kimball
Willy Köchler
Karoline Korössy (Korossy)
L. Kreitz
Western New York Land Conservancy
Maria Laurendi
Sir Thomas Lawrence
Le Roy
Sir Frederick Leighton
Bernard Lignon
Ivan Lindhé
Niagara Lithograph Co.
Gray Lithographic Co., NY
Antonio Lonza
Mario Mariani
V. Mariani
G. Mariani
Louis Mettling
Mill Road Scenic Overlook
Roderic Montagu O'Connor
Geoff Mowery
G. Nasi
Cindi O'Mara
Emanuel Oberhauser (or Emmanuel Oberhauser)
Susan Z. Ott
Hickok & Pate, NY
Henry Greenwood Peabody
Ruth Carolyn Percival
Laura Perillo
Columbia Pictures Corporation
Peter Potter
Taber Prang Art Co.
Sherrill Primo
GG Co. Publishing
Hatcher Publishing Co. (AKA Hatcher-Fagin Pub. Co.)
Aldo Rando
H.W. Ranger
Joanna Ransom
National Remembrance Shop, Washington, DC
Review of Reviews Company, NY
Inge Riches
John A. Ruthven
F. Schenkel
Kath Schifano
Pieter Hendrik Schor
Tavik Frantisek Simon
Buffalo Society of Artists
Norine Spurling
Frederick A. Stokes Company
Artyle Studios (also Cranston-Fenner Studio)
Thomas Sully
Ivor I.J. Symes (AKA Ivor Isaac John Symes)
M.F. Tobin Litho, NY, U.S.A
Raphael Tuck & Son's Publishing
G.J. Unknown
George Frederic Watts
Kathy Weber
Joseph Quinn Whipple, Sr.
James A. McNeill Whistler
Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski
Judy Winklhofer
Milo Winter
John Witcombe
WNY Members of the National Collage Society
Thomas Waterman Wood
Lee Woodward Zeigler
Owen Cullen Yates
Theresa Hinchy Grau
Theresa Hinchy Grau (1908-1997) was born April 8, 1908 in Buffalo, New York and was a student of the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. Among the subjects studied was costume design, for which her entry was awarded a prize by the School of Fine Arts in 1930. From 1932-40 she was an instructor with the Art Institute of Buffalo, teaching antique drawing, life drawing and anatomy. Throughout this time period, numerous awards, newspaper articles and photos appeared recognizing her accomplishments in still life oil painting as well as drawing.

From 1952-1984 Theresa exhibited regularly as a member with Buffalo Society of Artists (BSA), Batavia Society of Artists, and Williamsville Art Society of Artists. For three decades beginning in 1964, the Fine Arts League granted many awards for her entries, including four Gold Medals in 1967, 1970, 1974 and 1978. One woman shows were held in the Lancaster Library during the late 1960’s and early 70’s which were very well received.

Theresa’s realistic paintings and graphite drawings were exhibited with the likes of well known contemporaries such as Mildred Green, James Schaffer, Robert and Jeannette Blair. Today this body of work of varied still life compositions displays a mastery of proportion, color and value which remains timeless.

My mother the artist

From a young age she was a keen observer of life and nature. She loved the water and took me on many rides on the Crystal Beach boat and others as I was growing up. She was a fine sculptor in her youth but settled on painting after marriage. Early on she did some fine watercolors but finally settled in on oil and china painting.

Very much a realist, she still moved objects on the canvas to aid composition and perspective. She prided herself on her realistic use of color and often mixed two or three or more colors together until she achieved the exact shade and intensity she was seeking. She was very interested in the play of light on her subject and sometimes worked for several hours over successive days to portray the effect of light from her north studio window on a shiny object, such as a vase. This gave such subjects a three dimensional effect.

When she painted flowers she would work feverishly for hours to capture petal shapes and colors before the flowers wilted. She loved painting old barns, and preserved many on canvas before the plague of development, time and weathering destroyed them. She had no use for the houses which replaced them and the open spaces they commanded. She had a fine sense for antiques and along with my father, collected many.

-Roy Grau

Theresa Hinchy Grau

Having had polio as a child, she developed a life-long battle with pain, but she never let it get her down. Her favorite Bible verse was, “This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it”. She was a “make lemonade when the world gives you lemons” kind of a person.

She was a woman of dignity and grace, a real ‘lady’. She had a warmth and approachability, though she was a bit shy too. She had a steady, almost iron will – a hard worker. She lived with love and integrity. She was a loving and nurturing mother and wife and though she loved her art, family came first, always. She lived in the moment, devoting herself fully to important tasks. More than once she became absorbed in her studio work and a kitchen pot boiled over.

She often helped her husband, Wilson prepare for his prize-winning soapstone sculptures. She taught at Buffalo Art Institute, and also gave occasional private art instructions. She was enthusiastic about other artists’ work, and never stopped learning her craft, never settling for mediocre results. Theresa was a fine cook, pie-maker, and seamstress, making everything from doll outfits to draperies for her windows. She appreciated all the arts, and often listened to classical music. She was an avid reader, especially of mysteries and of artist magazines. We greatly miss her in our lives now.

-Kandace Grau, daughter-in-law