Burton Morris is a painter, best known for his bold, graphic pop art depictions of various modern icons. His subject matter includes everyday objects that portray today's popular culture. His distinctive style is characterized by radiant black outlines and vivid colors that emit energy in all of his artwork.
Burton Morris was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1964. He earned his bachelor of fine arts degree at Carnegie Mellon University in 1986. After working as an Art Director in Advertising for several years, he opened up Burton Morris Studios in 1990, focusing on fine art.
Since then he has created signature images for The 76th Annual Academy Awards, The United States Olympic Team, The 38th Montreux Jazz Festival, The Andre Agassi Foundation, FIFA World Cup Soccer, The United Nations, The 2006 MLB All-Star Game to name a few. Original artworks have been commissioned for corporations and institutions such as H.J. Heinz, Absolut Vodka, Chanel Corporation, Warner Brothers, Perrier, AT&T, Kellogg's Corporation and the U.S. State Department. In addition, his artwork has helped to raise millions of dollars for charities worldwide.
Morris' artwork is featured in the collections of The Albright Knox Museum, The Jimmy Carter Center, The Elysee Museum, The United Nations, The World of Coca Cola Museum and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Private collectors range from presidents, dignitaries, celebrities and corporate leaders worldwide.
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