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George L.K. Morris

George L.K. Morris studied art and literature at Yale University and proceeded to the Art Students League where he became a student of John Sloan and Kenneth Hayes Miller. While in Paris he studied at the Academie Moderne with Fernand Leger where he cultivated an attachment with modernism and cubism. Along with his wife, Suzy Frelinghuysen, Morris developed a strong commitment to American modernism and became the first art critic for Partisan Review, which he also financed until the 1940's. Ignoring the art movement of Social Realism and Regionalism in the 1930's, he remained a strong advocate of American modernism and picketed the Museum of Modern Art, which refused to exhibit the work of American abstract artists. Morris is not known for producing many prints, but in 1937, while being a member of "The Artists Color Proof Associates" he produced two abstract compositions in color, each drawn on a zinc plate. These lithographs were printed by Albert Carman using a Multilith press. Critics have said they are the best done by this Association and are in the collections of the Smithsonian and Metropolitan Museum of Art.



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George L.K. Morris

American (1905-1975)
Untitled Abstract
7-3/4 x 10 in.

Lithograph printed in color on aluminum plate, c.1937, edition about 25 or less. Signed on the plate.


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