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 Geer Morton  (1935 - )

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: still life, architecture, landscape

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Still Life with Yellow Lamp #2
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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
The following is from Mark Diederichsen, Las Vegas, Nevada, who is a collector of this artist's work.

Geer Morton was Born in Maine in 1935. Morton began painting as a child, and as a young man he gravitated to California and immersed himself in an art movement now known as the "San Francisco School" or "Bay Area Figurative", which included artists Wayne Thiebaud and Richard Diebenkorn under whom Morton studied at the San Francisco Art Institute. The movement was characterized by colorful, broad brushed, semi-abstract studies of everyday scenes, using a flattened perspective. His work is still very much in keeping with that style.

He works in acrylics, and quite often paints outside en plein air. He currently has two studios, one on the west coast in California and one in Maine, painting half the year in each. He has held the positions of Chairman of the Design Department and Instructor of Drawing and Painting, both at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Solo Exhibitions:
Matmurango Museum, Ridgecrest, CA; Young Gallery, Los Gatos, CA; Twining Gallery, New York City; Gallery House, Nobelboro, ME; Dubin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Gumps Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Bechtel Intl Gallery, Stanford Univ., Palo Alto, CA

Group Shows:
Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA; San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA; Visual Arts Center of NW Florida, Panama City, FL; New England Watercolor Society, Boston, MA; California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA; Academy of the Arts, Easton, MD; National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic, NY, NY; The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, Newcastle, PA; Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX; Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; San Franciso Art Institute Faculty Show

Awards and Commissions:
Memorial Award, New England Watercolor Society, Boston, MA; H.G. Daniels Award, San Diego Art Institute; Award of Merit, San Francisco Arts Commission Festival; Golden Seal Award, San Francisco Art Institute

Jacqueline Hall, Columbus Dispatch, 1994; Gallery Guide, NY, 1994; Leah Ollman, Los Angeles Times, 1989, 1988; The San Diego Union, 1988; Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, 1987; Robert Pincus, Thomas Albright, San Francisco Chronicle, 1978, 1974, 1962

California Art Review, "An Illustrated Survey of the State's Museums, Galleries and Leading Artists"; Linda C. Puig, feature story, Los Angeles Times, 1989; Caroline Drews, feature story, San Francisco Examiner, 1981

Corporate and Private Collections:
Bank of America, San Francisco, CA; Gulf Oil, Houston, TX; Crocker Bank, San Francisco, CA; Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, San Diego, CA; Nynex, New York, NY; Aircoa Corp., Denver, CO; Judy Collins, New York; Senator Barry Keene, Sacramento, CA;

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