Untitled Still Life with Flowers (13772), n/d

Elemore Morgan, Jr.

Elemore Morgan, Jr. is acknowledged as the leading contemporary Louisiana landscape painter. The coastal prairie landscape of the rice growing region of southwest Louisiana with its terraced fields, towering thunderheads, solitary oaks, mills and barns is the source of his work. Morgan is known for luminous, gestural paintings which reflect the dramatic skies and vast spaces of the prairies and marshes of south Louisiana. His treatment of light and color is linked to the work of Impressionist and Fauve painters of the 19th century. Elemore Morgan, Jr. often employs shaped panels which are integral to the design and composition of his paintings.