Morris Louis biography

Morris Louis was perhaps the greatest exponent of Colour Field painting. He was a notorious perfectionist with many paintings being destroyed that did not meet his exacting standards. Born Morris Louis Bernstein in 1912 to Russian-Jewish immigrants, he was raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He studied at the Maryland Institute of Fine and Applied Arts from …

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Decoding Jackson Pollock

An interesting article from Did the Abstract Expressionist hide his name amid the swirls and torrents of a legendary 1943 mural? By Henry Adams Smithsonian magazine, November 2009 It was my wife, Marianne Berardi, who first saw the letters. We were looking at a reproduction of Jackson Pollock's breakthrough work, Mural, an 8-by 20-foot …

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