Ice Houses

George E. Morgan (1870-1969)
Oil on artist board
Dated: January 1963
Size: 16" (h) x 20" (w) (sight)
From the 1820s to the end of the century, the Kennebec River was part of a flourishing ice trade. In the winters, ice from the river was cut into blocks, packed in sawdust, stored in warehouses, and shipped all over the world (as far as India). Because of its purity, ice from the Kennebec was known worldwide as “Kennebec Diamonds.”

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.

Illustrated and discussed in: UNEXPECTED ELOQUENCE, 1990.

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: $8,500.00