Born in New York City in 1905, Morris became a full-fledged abstractionist and a founder in 1936 of the American Abstract Artists. He edited “The World of Abstract Art, the group’s publication, and was their president from 1948-1950.
Morris had graduated from Yale in 1928 and studied at the League until 1930, when he went to Paris to attend the Academie Moderne. A sculptor, writer, art critic and teacher in addition to abstract painter Morris himself later taught at the Art Students League from 1943-1944, as well as St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland, 1960-1961.
Morris’ intrinsic abstract bent was made even clearer by his positive feeling for Hans Arp’s sculpture. He and Arp edited the French art magazine, “Plastique.” Morris also edited the “Bulletin of the Museum of Modern Art” and “Partisan Review.”
He died in 1975 in New York City.
George Lovett Kingsland Morris was widely exhibited. His work is represented in major museums: the Brooklyn Museum; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Phillips Collection and National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.; Metropolitan Museum of Art and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. (askart.com)