Alfred Morang

Untitled (Adobe), 1947

Oil on Board  
19.5 x 23.5 in


Unframed dimensions: 15.75 x 20 inches


Alfred Morang’s (1901-1958) paintings are like a visual diary of Santa Fe in the 1930's, 40’s and 50’s and have a raw sense that echo the city’s spirit at that time. He was a polymath who played the violin, wrote short stories that were published in national magazines, and painted. He opened a Santa Fe art academy, had a local radio show and held regular salons at his home. Technically, Morang's 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.


Read our biography of Alfred Morang, and learn more about him on the Matthews Gallery blog.

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