FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Graves for over a dozen years and can attest to his good character. He has enjoyed a
thriving fine arts business in this area and I have done business with him over the years and found him to be most reliable and
reputable. I can heartily recommend him to you without any reservation.
Samuel G. Rosenthal, M.D., P.A., Jacksonville, FL
When you purchase art from John Graves and hang it on your wall, you are improving your net worth. Every work must meet
John Graves' high standards. He offers only art in the best condition. He has great scholarly and historical appreciation for his
Barclay Rives, Writer, Keswick, VA
Graves International Art was originally founded as The Collectors Exchange by John Graves in 1978 in Jacksonville,
Florida. Within sixteen years the gallery grew to be the largest in North Florida, specializing in fine art from antique to
modern. In 1994, Graves relocated his gallery operations to historic Central Virginia where he stored away the modern and
contemporary and focused on 18th - 19th Century British and European works of art among a few contemporary artists. In
2011, he was joined in the business by his son, Alex. With the recruitment of Alex, the gallery broadened back its inventory
to Old Master to Contemporary with a focus on prints and multiples. Subsequently, John and Alex Graves moved once
more back to its roots to Saint Augustine, Florida in 2019 where it continues today. The gallery boasts the finest art gallery
collection in North Florida with an impressive range of original prints, paintings, and works on paper by listed artists from
around the world. American or European, antique or modern, we are interested in placing the finest quality of art with our
Over 40 years in business with a focus on original printmaking, Graves International Art stocks Old Master to
Post-War editions from Rembrandt etchings to Roy Lichtenstein screenprints. Graves International Art's inventory of
artwork ranges more than 500 years of different styles, artists, movements, mediums & more. All only original -
hand-made by or under the supervision of the artist or their respective estate from $100 to five figures, something for
My wife and I have known John Graves and his family for twenty five years. We are life long collectors of fine art and antiques.
We have found John's advice and expertise to be of the highest quality possible. Being a collector of objects of beauty himself,
John's eye for quality, value and uniqueness is exceptional. As a result, when in the market for a special gift or to add to our
collection, we always contact John!
Paul and Helen Halloran, Jacksonville, FL
With Graves International Art, John Graves and his two talented
sons bring large city art expertise and supply to Central Virginia
and beyond. One would need a plane ticket to find its equal, but
the knowledge, warm welcome and sincere personal attention is
rare and frankly in today’s world is difficult to find anywhere.
William Remington, Gordonsville, VA
We wouldn't dream of purchasing a piece of artwork without the
expert opinion of John. We trust him implicitly.
William and Arlene Newman, Jacksonville, FL
John Graves is a man who deals honestly with his customers. I
have known and trusted him for years to decorate the walls of my
house with only the finest of art works. I am proud to call him my
friend and art counselor.
David Ogburn, M.D., Fruit Cove, FL
Spending an afternoon at Graves International Art is better than
having a graduate degree in fine art.
Bill and Liz Ballou, Williamsburg, VA
You had the best art gallery in Jacksonville. After you moved to Virginia, the retail art market in Jacksonville took a dive and
there hasn't been as good a gallery as yours since. We're glad to see that you're doing so well.
Mike and Mary Swart, Jacksonville, FL
Dr. Denys and John Wilcox are delighted to recommend their valued friend and colleague Mr. John Graves to all interested in
Fine Art either for acquisition or study. His knowledge and integrity should give confidence to all.
Dr. Denys and John Wilcox, The Court Gallery, Taunton, UK
I have done business with John for over thirty years and can attest to his knowledge and integrity. I have purchased original
works by Peter Max and Mark King, among others from his gallery. A connoisseur of art, I continue to build my fine art
collection relying on his expert advice.
Robert M. Harris, Harris, Guidi, Rosner, Dunlap & Rudolph, P.A., Jacksonville, FL
There is nothing more wonderful than being in front of a amazingly crafted work of art; be it a sculpture, painting, a print or
in deed a reproduction of one of the masters. Whether you are looking to purchase a new work of art to hang or simply enjoy
looking at art of all types, Graves International Art is one of the best to do so. I first met John Graves in his gallery in Taunton
England over 30 years ago where he was a dealer in fine arts. After having other gallery's over the years John now has a new
gallery here in Charlottesville where he features unique works of art and hosts special events and exhibitions; where you can
meet the artist and learn the history behind each piece of art. If you're interested in fine art, collecting fine art, or just
interested in viewing and enjoy, it's worth visiting John Graves or his son Jack and making use of their vast wealth of
knowledge regarding art. As a collector and lover of all things beautiful that have been created over the years by talented men
and women I recommend visiting Graves International Art.
Raymond Austin AKA Baron DeVere-Austin of Delvin, Charlottesville, VA
World class fine art gallery. Founded and owned by John Graves, a reputable & knowledgeable art connoisseur who is greatly
missed in his humble Florida beginnings.
Michael J. Adams, Jacksonville, FL
GRAVES INTERNATIONAL ART
The art here should be in a museum with an entrance fee. You wouldn't know it unless you walked inside. The owners are
doing a very good job making it an awesome place to visit.
Daniel Gallagher, Charlottesville, VA