Morris Louis (aka Morris Louis Bernstein)

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Morris Louis
American painter
(Baltimore, Maryland, 1912 - 1962, Washington, DC)

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Bio from Getty ULAN: Morris Louis received his degree from the Maryland Institute of Fine and Applied Arts in Baltimore in 1933. He began by painting in a cubist style that he later abandoned in favor of post-painterly abstraction. In 1936, Louis moved to New York and befriended Leonard Bocour, who developed a special acrylic-resin Magna paint for him. Active in New York and Washington D.C., Louis is also considered one of the Washington color painters.


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