Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

George Morris

 (1873 - 1960)
George Ford Morris was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts.  George Morris is known for horse, equestrians, illustration.

Biography  
George Morris


Biography from Chisholm Gallery

George Ford Morris was a painter, printmaker, sculptor and illustrator, who specialized in painting famous horses, their owners and riders.  Born in Missouri, he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Académie Julian in Paris.  He wrote and illustrated Portraitures of Horses and George Ford Morris Animals, the latter of which was published for three consecutive years and bound in Christmas issues of The American Horseman.  In addition to being a regular contributor to equestrian and racing magazines, he illustrated for Century and Scribners.

"George Ford Morris is unquestionably one of the leading portrayers of animals.   At sixteen he was an illustrator for the authoritative magazine, The Horseman, and at seventeen, he was known as that brilliant young animal artist whose illustrations appeared regularly in The American Sportsman, Breeder's Gazette, The Trotter and Pacer, and The Western Horseman.

He was a Founder Member of the American Animal Artists Association of which he has been Chairman and President since 1937.  He is as much at home in sculpture as painting and prefers the former, but is kept too busy at the latter to indulge his preference.  He has completed many lithographs of famous horses, three illustrated historical books, and is completing the George Ford Morris Collection of more than six hundred items embracing portraits of many of the most important stallions and champion horses of the last three centuries."

References:
Falk, Peter Hastings, ed.  Who Was Who in American Art.  Madison, Connecticut:  Sound View Press, 1985. p. 431.

Gilbert, Dorothy B., ed.  Who's Who in American Art.  New York: American Federation of Arts and R.R. Bowker, 1959.  p. 406.


** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at registrar@askart.com.

Share an image of the Artist images@askart.com.


  Full access to biographies is
  free each Friday

About  George Morris

Born:  1873 - St. Joseph, Massachusetts
Died:   1960
Known for:  horse, equestrians, illustration