Morton Kaish (b. 1927-)
Good Morning, 2018
Acrylic on Linen
24 x 24 inches
Framed: 25.50 x 25.50 x 2.25 inches
Morton Kaish is a New York based artist whose paintings, drawings and prints can be found in major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, and the British Museum. He is also a Member of the National Academy of Design which is the leading honorary society for visual artists and architects in the United States.
"Good Morning is a flower-portrait that sets out to explore semi-abstract variations on the theme of “a love letter from Nature. Irises, in all their variety, have long been among my favorite subjects. There is something about the unpredictable formality matched with infinite nuances of shape and color that forever surprises." - Morton Kaish
Critics have noted Kaish’s powerful ability to combine traditional and experimental painting techniques with contemporary insights. His paintings are inspired by a passion for the world around him, which he continues to explore in a diversity of mediums.
“I’d say that the simplest flower or the tiniest butterfly may be as close to a miracle as we come in our day-to-day lives,” said Kaish. “Nature seems to reach out to us to say something of the mystery and wonder of it all. It may be the sprawl of wildflowers across a meadow or an unexpected flicker of wings where sea meets sky — that will catch the eye and the imagination. And some part of us wants to reply, ‘I was here. I saw this. I felt this.’” - Morton Kaish