Born in 1924, Gust Graas was an important Luxembourg media businessman, also one of the most representative Luxembourg abstract artists. As a self-trained painter, Graas developed and refined his own style. In his painting, he mixed the origin of French and German cultures backgrounds. When studying in Paris, he had met several Impressionist painters with whom he maintained contact, therefore painting as figurative at the beginning of his career. In 1970, he was awarded the Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe. Some of his earlier abstract works are reminiscent of Maurice Estève. In 2019, the Gallery Independence in Luxembourg brings together the artist’s major works created between 2003 and 2018.