orig. Morris Louis Bernsteinborn 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 Helen Frankenthaler's colour stain technique, in 1954 he began a series of paintings titled 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 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.
* * *▪ American artistoriginal name Morris Bernsteinborn Nov. 24, 1912, Baltimore, Md., U.S.died Sept. 7, 1962, Washington, D.C.American painter associated with the New York school of Abstract Expressionism who is notable for his distinctly personal use of colour, often in brilliant bands or stripes.Louis studied painting at the Maryland Institute, Baltimore (1929–33), and from 1937 to 1940 he worked as an easel painter in the Works Projects Administration (WPA) Federal Art program. His early work was Cubistic, but his style changed abruptly in 1952 following his exposure to the Abstract Expressionist paintings of Jackson Pollock. In 1953 he was deeply impressed by Helen Frankenthaler's method of staining an untreated canvas with poured paint, and his later work took the form of stained vertical waves of colour, of which “Iris” (1954) is an example. After 1961 he painted in striking parallel streams of colour that flowed across the bottom corners of his pictures. In his last works he used vertical, straight stripes of colour.
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LOUIS, MORRIS — (1912–1962), U.S. painter. Dubbed a post painterly abstract artist and a Washington color painter, Morris Louis Bernstein, who changed his name in 1938, was born in Baltimore, Maryland. After studying at the Maryland Institute of Fine and Applied … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Louis, Morris — orig. Morris Louis Bernstein (24 nov. 1912, Baltimore, Md., EE.UU.–7 sep. 1962, Washington, D.C.). Pintor estadounidense. Estudió pintura en el Instituto de Maryland y trabajó como pintor de caballete para el WPA Federal Art Project. Inspirado en … Enciclopedia Universal
Louis, Morris — pseud. di Bernstein, Morris … Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione
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Morris Louis Bernstein — Morris Louis (Morris Louis Bernstein) est un peintre américain né à Baltimore, Maryland, le 28 novembre 1912, et mort à Washington D.C. le 7 septembre 1962. Proche de la peinture d Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis utilise la technique d… … Wikipédia en Français
Morris Louis — (Morris Louis Bernstein) (Baltimore, 28 de noviembre de 1912 Washington DC, 7 de septiembre de 1962) fue un pintor estadounidense. Cercano a la pintura de Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis utiliza la técnica del derrame o chorreo (dripping en… … Wikipedia Español
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