Alfred Morang

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Alfred  Morang Church in Afternoon Light
Church in Afternoon Light
Oil on Board
21 x 25 in
Alfred  Morang Abstract for Kitty
Abstract for Kitty
Mixed Media
19.25 x 17.25 in
Alfred  Morang Abstract-Three Nudes
Abstract-Three Nudes
Oil on Board
25 x 29 in
Alfred  Morang Adobes
Adobes
Oil on Canvas Board
21 x 25 in
Alfred  Morang Bar Scene
Bar Scene
Mixed Media
30 x 25 in
Alfred  Morang Cat in Studio
Cat in Studio
Ink and Watercolor
13.75 x 16 in
Alfred  Morang Chaotic Night
Chaotic Night
Oil on Panel
20 x 24 in
Alfred  Morang Alfred Morang- Church in Snow- Matthews Gallery- Santa Fe New Mexico
Church in Snow
Oil on Panel
15 x 19 in
Alfred  Morang Dancers at Midnight
Dancers at Midnight
Oil on Canvas
23 x 28.5 in
Alfred  Morang Girl with Glass
Girl with Glass
Oil on Panel
25 x 20 in
Alfred  Morang House with Garden
House with Garden
Oil on Board
12 x 15 in
Alfred  Morang Into Tomorrow
Into Tomorrow
Oil on Panel
18 x 10 in
Alfred  Morang Maine_ Late Summer Afternoon
Maine: Late Summer Afternoon
Oil on Board
17.75 x 21.75 in
Alfred  Morang My Garden
My Garden
Oil on Panel
25 x 21 in
Alfred  Morang Pastoral (Green Mountains)
Pastoral (Green Mountains)
Ink and Watercolor
14.5 x 16.5 in
Alfred  Morang Sunlit Garden_ Santa Fe
Sunlit Garden, Santa Fe
Oil on Board
19 x 23 in
Alfred  Morang Untitled (Village Scene Ellsworth_ Maine)
Untitled (Village Scene Ellsworth, Maine)
Oil on Canvas Board
15.75 x 18.5 in
Alfred  Morang Place Where People Forget
Place Where People Forget
Oil on Panel
13 x 11 in
Alfred  Morang Bottle 1 (Abstract)
Bottle 1 (Abstract)
Oil on Bottle
11 x 6 x 3.5 in
Alfred  Morang Bottle 2 (Two Women)
Bottle 2 (Two Women)
Oil on Bottle
10 x 5 x 5 in
Alfred  Morang Bottle 3 (Nudes and Elephant)
Bottle 3 (Nudes and Elephant)
Oil on Bottle
11 x 5 x 5 in
Alfred  Morang Bottle 4 (At Claude_s Bar)
Bottle 4 (Abstract)
Oil on Bottle
10 x 5 x 5 in
Alfred  Morang Bottle 6 (At Claude_s Bar)
Bottle 6 (At Claude's Bar)
Oil on Bottle
12 x 6 x 3 in
Alfred  Morang Abstract Forms
Abstract Forms
Etching
11.5 x 12 in
Alfred  Morang Capilla_ 1945
Capilla, 1945
Watercolor on Paper
21.5 x 26.5 in
Alfred  Morang Comment
Comment
Ink on paper
13 x 14.75 in
Alfred  Morang Reclining Lady_ 2 Ladies
Double sided Reclining Lady/ 2 Ladies
Ink on paper
11.75 x 9.75 in
Alfred  Morang Reclining Lady_Abstract House
Double sided Reclining Lady/Abstract House
Ink on paper
11.75 x 9.75 in
Alfred  Morang Reclining Lady_Portrait of Lady
Double sided Reclining Lady/Portrait of Lady
Ink on paper
11.75 x 9.75 in
Alfred  Morang Figures in Black
Figures in Black
Woodblock
15 x 12 in
Alfred  Morang Figures in the Abstract
Figures in the Abstract
Watercolor and Ink
15.75 x 17.5 in
Alfred  Morang Girl with Black Boots
Girl with Black Boots
Pastel
13 x 9.25 in
Alfred  Morang Lucynda
Lucynda
Watercolor
23.75 x 19.25 in
Alfred  Morang Shed
Shed
Watercolor with Ink and Graphite
12.5 x 15 in
Alfred  Morang Street Scene with Adobes
Street Scene with Adobes
Watercolor
19.5 x 23 in
Alfred  Morang To Lucynda
To Lucynda
Ink on paper
18.5 x 15.5 in
Alfred  Morang Alfred Morang- Tuxedo 1957- Matthews Gallery
Tuxedo, 1957
Ink and Watercolor
17.5 x 15.5 in
Alfred  Morang Untitled (Church Road)
Untitled (Church Road)
Watercolor and Ink
11.5 x 11.75 in
Alfred  Morang Untitled (Road with Trees)
Untitled (Road with Trees)
Watercolor and Ink
14 x 15.5 in
Alfred  Morang Untitled (Town Scene)
Untitled (Town Scene)
Watercolor and Ink
11.5 x 13.5 in
Alfred  Morang Bottle 5 (At Claude_s Bar)
Bottle 5 (At Claude's Bar)
Oil on Bottle
12 x 6 x 3 in
 

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Alfred  Morang

Alfred Morang

Alfred Morang Description

Alfred Morang (1901-1958) was a delicate child who was prone to sickness. Beginning in sixth grade, he received private schooling and violin lessons at his family home in Maine. When he was 16 he took his first painting lessons from artists who summered in the area. He soon sought instruction from Impressionist Carrol S. Tyson and landscapist Henry B. Snell.

In the 1920s, Morang lived in Boston and worked as an artist, illustrator, music teacher and fiction writer. He married musician Dorothy Clark and moved to Portland, Maine, where he tutored music students and painted. He relocated to Santa Fe in 1938 after contracting tuberculosis, and the landscape inspired him to focus completely on painting.

Morang was a polymath who played the violin, wrote short stories that were published in national magazines, and painted. He opened an art school, had a local radio show and held regular salons at his home. He frequented Claude’s Bar, the rowdy saloon on Canyon Road that served as a meeting place for fellow artists, politicians and ladies of the evening. Many of Morang’s paintings are like a visual diary of Santa Fe in the 1940’s and 1950’s and have a raw sense that echo the city’s spirit at that time. Technically his paintings are informed by impressionism and postimpressionism, many painted thickly with a palette knife. The best of his work can rival that of the French masters he admired.

In the 1950’s, Morang set up a studio that was just down the street from Matthews Gallery’s current location. He tragically died there in a studio fire in 1958. “[Alfred Morang] taught half of us how to paint and the other half how to see,” said one Santa Fe artist after Morang’s death.

See artwork by Alfred Morang in our collection, and learn more about him on the Matthews Gallery blog

 

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