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Continued: Minnesota artist George Morrison is celebrated in touring exhibit

  • Article by: MASON RIDDLE , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 2, 2013 - 1:00 PM

 

Mason Riddle is an art and architecture critic who knew Morrison for the last two decades of his life.

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  • George Morrison in 1987. “The lake has many moods,” he told the Star Tribune that year. “It is a living thing, a very powerful thing that changes by the hour like a living human being.”

  • George Morrison, “Cumulated Landscape” (1976), wood

  • credited to Tom Attridge George Morrison

  • “Spirit Path, New Day, Red Rock Variation: Lake Superior Landscape,” a 1990 Morrison work from the Minnesota Museum of American Art.

  • Morrison’s trademark horizon line even shows up in “Sun and River” (1949), one of the earliest pieces in the exhibition.

  • Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison

    Where: Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Av. N., Fargo, N.D. Plainsart.org.

    Tour: The exhibit will travel to the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York City, the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis and the Heard Museum in Phoenix before concluding at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul Feb. 14-April 26, 2015.

    Book: “Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison,” 200 pages, University of Oklahoma Press, $30 paperback, $40 hardcover. www.oupress.com.

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    about the exhibit and the artist’s life at mmaamorrison.org

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