Date of Award

Spring 5-13-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Lisa Corinne Davis

Second Advisor

Paul Ramirez Jonas

Academic Program Adviser

Carrie Moyer


This essay details four major themes in the paintings of Frederick Greis: spiritual experience, nature, pleasure, and humor. These themes are described within the context of the artist's main goal, which is to create an experience of profound unburdening.



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