Morris Louis

American, b. 1912, Baltimore, Maryland; d. 1962, Washington, D.C.
Morris Louis


Morris Louis was an influential figure of the Washington Color Field painters whose work experimented with the effects of color on canvas. His work is grouped into several series including, Veils (1958-1959), Unfurled Paintings (1960-1961) and Stripe Paintings (1961-1962). Louis’ Aleph Series were painted during a transition called Themes and Variations (1959-1960). In Aleph Series IV, Louis poured a linear sequence of thinned paint onto the canvas that simultaneously seems to converge towards and branches out of the center of the work.

Aleph Series IV


Morris Louis, Aleph Seires IV


Title: Aleph Series IV
Date: 1960
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 99 x 105.5 inches
Accession Number: P67.3.2
Location: South Concourse









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