George L.K. MORRIS

(1905-1975)
Nationality: american

George L.K. Morris (1905-1975)

“Morris, first art critic of Partisan Review (1937-1942), studied painting with John Sloan and Fernand Léger. A proponent of Parisian cubism, Morris insisted that art aspire to a state of abstract purity. His work is defined by geometric stasis and calm, sometimes mixed with quirky references to indigenous American culture.” –Gregory Galligan

“The oddest . . . forms in nature may sometimes be the seed for abstract pictures. The markings may be made by a leak on the ceiling, a cloud, a piece of some mechanism, a newspaper advertisement, almost anything can suggest a shape for a painting.” —George L. K. Morris, Partisan Review, September-October 1941

Courtesy Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941

1 MOVIE IN DISTRIBUTION

  ABSTRACT MOVIES
1937-1947 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 10' 55 / 37 €
distribution: Digital file on server