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George Morrison

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George Morrison (1919 - 2000) was active/lived in Minnesota, New York / France.  George Morrison is known for Abstract expressionost painting, modernist Indian, collage.

From Grand Marais, Minnesota, George Morrison was an abstract-expressionist painter and sculptor, known for his wood collages and paintings inspired by Lake Superior. His focus was on texture: "I like the so-called magical surface of a painting, the marks the painter makes". (234-Herskovik)

HIs training was in traditional art but in the late 1930s and early 1940s, he became established as an Abstract Expressionist and "for year was better known outside Native American art circles than within". (375-Lester).

He was born on the Grand Portage Ojibwa Reservation in northern Minnesota and earned a scholarship to study commercial art in Minneapolis. He graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, went to New York City to the Art Students League, and then to Paris on a Fulbright Scholarship.

For 20 years he lived in New York and also taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, but returned to Minnesota in 1970. There he founded the Indian Studies Program at   ...  [Displaying 1000 of 5487 characters.]  Artist bio

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Keywords and Quick Facts for George Morrison


   Keywords 
Exhibition of Art School
  • The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Method
  • Collage and/or Decoupage
  • Easel Painting
  • Murals: Design, Fresco, Mixed Media, Mosaic, Stained Glass
  • Sculpture, Three Dimensional Forms, Sculptor
MediaArt StyleSubject
  • Figure, Figurative, Human Figure, People
  • Genre, Human Activity, Daily Life
  • Indians, Native American Specialty
  • Indians, Native Americans
  • Non Objective Subject
Geography/Places Lived and/or Worked
  • Europe
Art Association
  • Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors
Art School
  • Art Students League of New York, Student
  • Minneapolis School of Fine Art, College Art & Design, Student
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Teacher
Awards/Recognition
  • Fulbright Grant, Fellowship
Chronology
  • Early 20th Century Before 1950
  • Late 20th Century After 1950
Added Description
  • Art Educator: Teaching, Lectures, Workshops, Writing
  • Figure Specialty
  • Married to an Artist
  • Mural Specialty
Ethnicity
  • Indian, Native American
  • Ojibwa Indian
Notable Gallery Representation, Pre 21st Century
  • Grand Central Art Galleries, New York City
Exhibition of Art Association
  • Provincetown Art Association
Exhibition of Museum
  • Corcoran Gallery and/or Art School, Washington DC
  • Whitney Museum of American Art

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