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Morris Louis Bernstein (Louis Morris)

Born: 1912 AD
Died: 1962 AD, at 49 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Painters


1912 - Born on the 28th of November.

1940 - He returned to his native Baltimore and taught privately.

1948 - He started to use Magna - oil based acrylic paints.

1952 - Louis moved to Washington, D.C. Living in Washington, D.C., somewhat apart from the New York scene and working almost in isolation.

1952-1953 - Louis and Noland visited Helen Frankenthaler’s New York studio, where they saw and were greatly impressed by her stain paintings especially Mountains and Sea.

1955-1957 - Louis destroyed many of his paintings.

1958-1959 - He resumed work on the Veils.

1962 - Louis died in Washington, D.C. on the 7th of September.


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