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George Morrison: Imprint

Corridor GalleryApril 29–June 1, 2022

Image Credit: George Morrison, "Spirit Path, New Day, Red Rock Variation: Lake Superior Landscape," 1990, acrylic and pastel on paper, 22 ½ x 30 1/8 in.

Collection Minnesota Museum of American Art.

Purchased with funds given by Mrs. Arthur Savage, Mr. John R. Savage, Mrs. Harold Searles, Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Trenerry, and Mr. and Mrs. Louis N. Zelle.

Celebrate a DAI gallery namesake and founding figure of Native American modernism, George Morrison, as he is honored with a pane of 20 stamps from the U.S. Postal Service. The stamps, featuring five expansive paintings by Morrison, will be unveiled at the First Day Release Ceremony in Grand Portage, MN on April 22, 2022. The DAI is honored to exhibit three original George Morrison pieces from the USPS collection.

George Morrison (1919-2000) is one of the nation’s greatest modernist artists and a founding figure of Native American modernism.  He proved his art could exist independently from his identity and forever changed preconceived definitions of Native American Art. Morrison’s deep connection to nature is reflected in his best-known abstract landscapes and monumental wood collages as well as his pen and ink drawings, watercolors, and metal sculptures. His imprint on the art world continues and is recognized by the U.S.Postal Service and museums across the country including Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Plains Museum, Minnesota Museum of American Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art.

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