Bird of Paradise

George E. Morgan (1870-1969)
Oil on artist board
Dated: 1964
Size: 9" x 12" (sight) | 11 3/8" x 14 3/8" (framed)
Fantastical painting by Maine Outsider / Folk Artist George E. Morgan. Most of Morgan's paintings are memory paintings, this work features and idealized bird hovering over an idealized landscape of a white picket fence, flowers and green fields. Morgan painted this when he was 94-95 years old.

Morgan was a true Folk/Outsider artist. A former shoe factory worker, he began painting in his early nineties. Please read more about Morgan HERE and HERE.

Select Exhibitions: Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME, "George E. Morgan: Self Taught Painter of Maine" July 16 - October 11, 1998; The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago, IL, "George E. Morgan: Maine Streets" February 5 - April 10, 1999.

Literature: "George E. Morgan: Self Taught Maine Artist," FOLK ART MAGAZINE, Summer 1998, p.30 by Chippy Irvine

Provenance: Anne K. Wardwell, Farmingdale, ME
Mr. & Mrs. Sumner and Helen Johnston, CT
Joe Wetherell, North Salem, NY
Raymond Saroff and Howard Rose, New York, NY
Peter Brams, Jackson Heights, NY

Condition: Excellent.

Price: SOLD