Native American modernist artist George Morrison commemorated on new forever stamps

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One of the nation’s foremost modernist artists and a founding figure of Native American modernism, George Morrison challenged prevailing ideas of what Native American art should be, arguing that an artist’s identity can exist independent of the nature of the art he creates. He is best known for his paintings of abstract landscapes and his monumental wood collages, which tap into childhood memories and reflect a deep and lasting connection with the natural world.

Many of his works feature a prominent skyline inspired consciously and unconsciously by his childhood on the shores of Lake Superior. Representing the space where sky and water meet, the horizon line also marks the boundary between the known and the unknown, a mystery that Morrison repeatedly explored, even as he continued to refine his modernist view.

The U.S. Postal Service honors George Morrison (1919-2000), one of the nation’s foremost modernist artists and founding figure of Native American modernism, with a set of five stamps featuring his work.

The George Morrison Forever Stamps first day event is free and open to the public. The news of the stamps is shared with the hashtag #GeorgeMorrisonStamps.


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