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Johnson Heritage Post Exhibiting Artworks of George Morrison now through November 4

Oct 03, 2018 10:45AM ● By Editor

From Johnson Heritage post via Boreal Community Media - October 3, 2018

Join the JHP Art Gallery for a once in a lifetime exhibition in Cook County of artworks created by famed Minnesota artist, George Morrison. George’s family has put together an amazing exhibition of his works to provide “Art for Everyone!” There will be many archival prints available for purchase as well as a few originals. There will be many pieces on display that the public has never seen. You do not want to miss this exhibit.

The exhibition will run from October 12 - November 4.

Saturday, October 13 there will be a Musical Impressions - The Art of George Morrison produced by Brian Morrison with a live performance at 2 pm. 


From Wikipedia.

Morrison is of Chippewa ancestry. He was born in 1919 on the Grand Portage Indian Reservation near Chippewa CityCook County, Minnesota. He attended Grand Marais High School, graduating in 1938, and then the Minnesota School of Art, now the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, graduating in 1943.[1]

Having been chosen to receive the Van Derlip Traveling Scholarship, Morrison studied at the Art Students League from 1943 to 1946 in New York City, where he became part of a circle of abstract expressionists.[citation needed]

In 1952 after receiving a Fulbright scholarship he studied in Paris and Antibes,[1] and at the University of Aix-Marseilles. In 1953 he was awarded a John Hay Whitney Fellowship.

He lived in Duluth, Minnesota for years and then moved back to New York City in 1954 where he became acquainted with prominent American expressionists: Willem de KooningFranz Kline and Jackson Pollock.[1]

He then taught in Minneapolis, Duluth, Dayton, Ohio, Ithaca (Cornell University), Pennsylvania (Penn State), and New York City.[1]

From 1963-1970 Morrison taught at the Rhode Island School of Design.[1]

In 1969 he was awarded an Honorary Master of Fine Arts at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Beginning in 1970 he taught American Indian studies and art at the University of Minnesota until he retired in 1983.[1]

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