John Griefen's landscapes are an art collector's delight because of their quality and
scarcity. They are as rare as hens' teeth; if you see one you would be well advised
to grab it immediately, be it a small watercolour or oil. Griefen's unusual use of color
and thickness of oil paint, combined with the small size of the paintings give them a
gem-like sculptural quality.
These pictures can be seen occasionally at Salander-O'Reilly's in Manhattan, the C.S.Schulte
Gallery, South Orange, N.J., and Meredith Long & Co., Houston. They are utilitarian: great food
for the spirit.