The American Impressionist John Morris was honored in 2006 with the inclusion of his work in the world renowned galleries of the Vatican. A rare tribute to the painter who has established a loyal following on the West Coast as well as gaining popularity with exhibitions in New York, Chicago and Palm Beach.
Born in Laguna Beach, California, his early love of painting manifested itself at the age of fifteen when he painted portraits of people at local fairs. Even then, he wished to capture the essence of the subject rather than the outward appearance, a principle he has followed throughout his career. He painted and studied constantly until he joined the Armed Services during WW II, and became an official combat arti
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