Morris Louis - part 2

This is part 2 of a 2-part post on the works of American painter Morris Louis (1912 – 1962). Louis was one of the earliest exponents of Colour Field painting. Living in Washington, D.C., Louis along with Kenneth Noland and other painters formed what is known today as The Washington Colour School. For biographical notes on Morris Louis and further works, see part 1.


All works © The Estate of Morris Louis


1960 Alpha-Pi magna acrylic on canvas 260.4 x 449.6 cm

1960 Beta Nu magna acrylic on canvas 259.1 x 701 cm

1960 Beta Upsilon magna acrylic on canvas 260.4 x 618.5 cm

1960 Delta Kappa magna acrylic on canvas 262.9 x 370.8 cm

1960 Delta Zeta magna acrylic on canvas 257.8 x 362.6 cm

1960 Gamma Omnicron magna acrylic on canvas 259.1 x 395 cm

1960 Gamma Tau magna acrylic on canvas 261 x 422.9 cm

1960 Pi magna acrylic on canvas 261.6 x 444.5 cm

1960 Untitled magna acrylic on canvas 264.2 x 307.3 cm

1960 Untitled magna acrylic on canvas 266.7 x 513.1 cm

1960 Vav magna acrylic on canvas 260.3 x 359.4 cm

1960 Where magna acrylic on canvas 252.3 x 361.9 cm

1960 While series II magna on canvas

1960-1 Phi magna acrylic on canvas 265 x 362 cm

1960-61 Alpha Tau magna acrylic on canvas

1961 Alpha-Phi magna acrylic on canvas 259.1 x 459.7 cm

1961 Claustral magna acrylic on canvas

1961 Color Line magna acrylic on canvas 215.2 x 124.8 cm

1961 Delta Theta magna acrylic on canvas 261 x 416.6 cm

1961 Number 28 magna acrylic on canvas 91 x 78 in

1961 Pillar of Delay magna acrylic on canvas 220.3 x 100.3 cm

1961 Pungent Distances magna acrylic on canvas 231.8 x 150.5 cm

1961 Theta magna acrylic on canvas 259 x 426.7 cm

1962 Approach magna acrylic on canvas 83 ¼ x 28 in

1962 Horizontal VIII magna acrylic on canvas 65.5 x 243 cm

1962 Hot Half magna acrylic on canvas


In 1973 Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein painted a tribute to Morris Louis' work:

1973 Roy Lichtenstein Untitled (Morris Louis Unfurled)
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