(1912 - 1962)
Morris Louis was active/lived in District Of Columbia, Maryland. Morris Louis is known for serial abstract painting-stains and stripes.
Born in Baltimore with the name of Morris Bernstein, Morris Louis,
working from Washington DC, became a major figure in the mid
20th-century contemporary art scene on the East Coast. He was
also a distinguished teacher. Louis is known for his drip
paintings, the pouring of thinned acrylic paint onto unprimed or
partially primed canvases. His later paintings had irregular
stripes of bright colour, often overlapping and merging. He
deliberately disassociated himself from the painterly-ness of the
loaded brush of the abstract expressionists and pursuing his methods of
using thinned paint was, along with Helen Frankenthaller, one of the
key figures in the movement called Color Field painting.
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