A Native American Painter’s Modernist Exploits, Recognized at Last

Sun and River (1949), watercolor and crayon on paper, 15 3/4 x 21 in, Collection Plains Art Museum

George Morrison, “Sun and River” (1949), watercolor and crayon on paper, 15 3/4 x 21 in, collection Plains Art Museum (all images courtesy Minnesota History Center unless otherwise noted)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison, now on view at the Minnesota History Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is a disarmingly beautiful exhibition. Morrison (1919–2000) is one of Minnesota’s most significant artists, although his aesthetic reach extended far beyond the northland. Scholarly yet accessible, Modern Spirit was organized by the Minnesota Museum of American Art in Saint Paul and the non-profit organization Arts Midwest. The show, now on its final stop in a two-year tour, features some 80 paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture, of which more than half

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