Morris, George Ford – American artist

George Ford Morris (American, 1873 to 1960)

Well known as an American equestrian artist, George Ford Morris worked as a painter, sculptor, illustrator and lithographer. Although self-taught, he attended classes at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1888 and later at the Academie Julien in Paris. He is best known for his illustrations of horses and equestrians. His work can be seen in the New York Historical Society, the International Museum of the Horse in Lexington, Kentucky and many others. Morris was a frequent contributing artist to such publications as “The American Horseman”, “Breeder’s Gazette”, “National Horseman” and “Thoroughbred of California”.

Information courtesy of New Orleans Auction, January 2008.

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