George L K Morris



The Rivals
43" x 37", 1962-3
Oil on Canvas


George L. K. Morris (1905-1975 devoted his career to avant-garde painting, sculpture, and literature.


He graduated from Yale University with a degree in art and literature before studying at the Art Students League in New York. He traveled to Paris in 1929 and 1930, where he viewed the work of Picasso, Braque, Mondrian, and Jean Arp, and embraced abstraction. He studied with Léger and Amédée Ozenfant at the Académie Moderne. By the mid-1930s, his work bore almost no traces of figuration.