Morton Kaish (b. 1927-)
Delicate Balance (Diptych), 2018
Acrylic on Linen
44 x 48 inches each, 44 x 96 inches total
"I wanted to create an image reflecting my thoughts on how much of my life seems to have come from “winning by losing” – light out of darkness, joy from adversity. On the right of the composition, I wanted to paint the quality of intense austerity, so I brought my sketchbook to the armor collection at the Met Museum. After that, I created the emerging flower symbol of “winning” from imagination." - Morton Kaish
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.
Kaish is considered a member of American art aristocracy not only for his incredible work, but for his contribution to the field of art through his work in the School of Art and Design at FIT/SUNY, the National Academy, and the Art Students League of New York.
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. Reviews of his work can be found in The New York Times, The New Yorker and TIME, among many other publications.
Morton Kaish is a Member of the National Academy of Design which is the leading honorary society for visual artists and architects in the United States.