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Carl Morris

 (1911 - 1993)
Carl A. Morris was active/lived in Oregon, California.  Carl Morris is known for non ob-other mod imagery, figure.

Biography   Carl Morris


Carl A. Morris was born in Yorba Linda, CA on May 12, 1911. Morris was inspired to become a painter in 1930 when he met Orozco at Pomona College. While in southern California he was active in the local art scene. He studied at the AIC and for three years in Paris and Vienna. During the late 1930s he was director of the Spokane (WA) Art Center and by 1941 had settled in Portland, OR. He was a figurative painter until the end of WWII and then painted abstractions. In 1985 he was given the Oregon Governor's Award for the Arts. Morris died in Portland on June 3, 1993.

Exh: Paul Elder Gallery (SF), 1937 (solo); Oakland Art Gallery, 1937; Art Institute of Chicago, 1938; Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939; California Palace of the

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Who's Who in American Art 1940-70; SF Chronicle, 6-9-1 993 (obit).

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