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2nd Annual Minnesota Art and History

Wed, May 17, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 395

George Morrison "Landscape" Mixed Media 1953

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

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George Morrison (Ojibwe, 1919-2000). Mixed media artwork on Strathmore paper titled "Landscape" depicting an abstracted layered landscape, 1953. Signed and dated along the lower center. There is an unfinished still life painting along the verso. This work is featured in the autobiography of the artist's life: it is photographed along with Morrison's mother at an exhibition of his work in the 1950s.

Literature: George Morrison as told to Margot Fortunato Galt, "Turning the Feather Around: My Life in Art," Minnesota Historical Society Press (St. Paul: 1998), page 103.

Provenance: Mutual Service Insurance (MSI) corporate collection, Minnesota; Collection of Gordon Lindquist, Minnesota; Private Minnesota Collection.

Sight; height: 21 in x width: 28 in. Framed; height: 30 1/2 in x width: 37 1/2 in.


There are no rips, losses, or restorations when examined under UV light. There is an undulation to the sheet throughout; the sheet is slightly toned. There is soiling along the extreme edges of the work (not seen when framed) that is original to the artist process. Some light wear along the extreme edges of the work. Along the verso there is an unfinished still life painting. Soiling to the verso original to the artistic process. There is an area of residual tape along the top center edge of the verso. The artwork is hinged to a matboard with framer's tape along the top right and left edge. A piece of paper frames the artwork; the paper frame is hinged to the backing along the top edge; much of the tape has come loose and it is only still affixed along the center; some wear and undulation to the paper. Some wear to the matboard frame. Light wear to the frame; framed under glass. For additional photos please see the following link:

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