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LOUIS, Morris (1912 - 1962), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LOUIS, Morris (1912 - 1962), Painter

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 28 November 1912, in Baltimore (Maryland); died 7 September 1962, in Washington DC.


Colour Field Painting, Post-Painterly Abstraction.

Morris Louis was a student at Maryland Institute of Arts in Baltimore from 1929 to 1933. From 1937 to 1940 he worked in the WPA Federal Art Project which, during the American recession, obtained public commissions for artists. In 1947 he set

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