Biografie von Carl MORRIS (1911-1993)

Birth place: Yorba Linda, CA

Addresses: Seattle, WA, 1940; Portland, OR

Profession: Painter, craftsperson, teacher

Studied: AIC; Kunstgewerbeschule, Vienna; Akad. der Bildenden Künsten, Vienna; Inst. Int. Educ. fellowship for study in Paris, France.

Exhibited: Oakland Art Mus., 1937; WFNY 1939; GGE, 1939; AIC, 1938,1942; SFMA, 1944-46; CPLH, 1946; SAM, annually, 1939, 1940 (solo), 1941-52; Portland AM, annually, 1946 (solo); Spokane Art Center CI; Rome-New York Art Found. Exh.; Pittsburgh Int.; Art USA Int. ; WMAA; Corcoran Gal. biennial, 1953; PAFA Ann., 1958, 1960, 1962; Ford Found. Award (retrospective), 1960-62; NIAL (purchase prize); Kraushaar Gal., NYC & Fountain Gal., Portland, OR, 1970s.

Member: Portland AA; Am. Artists Congress; Found. des …tats Unis, Paris, 1935 (fellow)

Work: SAM; Portland AM; Portland Pub. Lib.; Reed College; Guggenheim Mus.; MMA; NGA; Hirshhorn Coll.; MoMA; WMAA. Commissions: WPA murals, USPO, Eugene, OR, 1941; murals, Oregon Centennial Comn. for Hall of Religious History, 1959.

Comments: Married to Hilda Morris, also an artist (see entry). Preferred medium: oils. Position: dir., WPA Gal., Spokand AC, Seattle. IIllustr.: covers & drawings for Poetry Northwest, summers, 1961 & 1963; Five Poets of the Pacific Northwest, Univ. Washington Press, 1964.

Sources: WW73; WW47; P. Colt,Carl Morris: A Decade of Painting in Portland, Portland Art Mus., 1952; G.L.M. Morley, exh. cat., Ford Found., 1960; H. Seldis, "Pacific Heritage," Art in Am., 1965; Trenton, ed. Independent Spirits, 117; Falk, Exh. Record Series.

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