Primary Gothic

Morris Blackman

Oil and mixed media on paper/canvas, 74.25 x 72.25 inches

Signed lower right

Morris Blackman (Pennsylvania, 1930 - 2022) was an American artist who lived and worked in Philadelphia PA. He graduated from The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in 1959, where he twice received the Cresson European Traveling Scholarship as well as three Mural Prizes, the Lux Graphic Prize and the Figure Drawing Prize. Blackman had one-man shows at PAFA in 1971, exhibitions at the DeMena Gallery NY in the 1950's, The Jewish Museum, NYC in 1965, McCleaf Gallery, PA in 2022, as well as participating in group shows at Reese Palley Gallery NJ, Fontana Gallery PA, Studio 7 NJ, Carlsson Gallery NY, and Margaret Locks Gallery, PA. He was a member of the Graphic Sketch Club as well as a teacher at the Philadelphia Art Museum and the Fleisher Art Memorial. His works are held in private collections in Philadelphia as well as at PAFA. When Morris Blackman moved to Queen Village in Philadelphia in 1978, he purchased a former stable and turned it into his art studio and living quarters. His three dimensional mixed-media paintings feature primary colors and incorporate themes from his travels and life experiences. Morris said his role as an artist was to show the world the way that he experienced and felt it, not to simply paint a pretty picture. His list of teaching appointments include Fleisher Art Memorial, University of the Arts, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Additional work by this artist

Morris Blackman Green Dot on Grey

Green Dot on Grey

Morris Blackman
Morris Blackman Red Dot on Grey

Red Dot on Grey

Morris Blackman
Morris Blackman Red Dot on Black

Red Dot on Black

Morris Blackman

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