Meaning of LOUIS, MORRIS in English


orig. Morris Louis Bernstein

born Nov. 24, 1912, Baltimore, Md., U.S.

died Sept. 7, 1962, Washington, D.C.

U.S. painter.

He studied painting at the Maryland Institute and worked as an easel painter for the WPA Federal Art Project . Inspired by Veils , featuring stained vertical waves of colour; these works had an impersonal, nonpainterly quality. During this period he became associated with the New York school of {{link=Abstract Expressionism">Abstract Expressionism . His later work featured diagonal parallel streams of colour that flowed across the bottom corners of the picture plane. In his last series, Stripes , bunched, straight vertical bands of colour are surrounded by empty canvas.

Britannica English dictionary.      Английский словарь Британика.