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Morris Louis

[American Abstract Expressionist Painter, 1912-1962]

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Original works by Morris Louis available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteMorris Louis at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
2 works online

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
3 works online

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
2 works by Louis

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice   NEW!

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteMorris Louis at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteThe Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
3 works online

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Akron Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Para III, 1959

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Beth Rash, 1958-59

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California
Beth Beth (veil), 1958 (click the "2" to see)

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Pi, 1960

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
Distance of Time, 1952

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

The Jewish Museum, New York City
Charred Journal: Firewritten V, 1951

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)
Pillars of Hercules, 1960

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Connecticut

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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California State University WorldImages Database

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Repository of Abstract Art

Terry Fenton: Landscape Painter and Writer on Art
Terranean, 1959
No. 3

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Morris Louis  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

artcritical, the online magazine of art and ideas
Theta Gamma, 1960

Artnet Magazine
Saf Gimel, 1959

Frieze Magazine
Review (from issue 9): Morris Louis

The Art Story

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