Acrylic on posterboard framed with natural wood | 29.5" x 23" framed | Undated
Please note that work will ship after the close of the exhibition on 11/5.
Acclaimed outsider artist Ike E. Morgan (b. 1958) loves to paint presidents. He painted George Washington from the dollar bill when he was in the Austin State Hospital, where he resided from age 17 through age 41. He was diagnosed with severe schizophrenia and lived many years at the hospital recovering and learning how to live out on his own. For 17 years he lived independently and now resides in a nursing facility in a small Texas town. He still focuses on Washington and other presidents, but will occasionally stray and paint other subjects that cross his mind. Morgan works in series based upon the materials he has on hand and what is in his mind. His work can be created with a wide range of materials. He loves acrylics, ink, oils, pastels, canvas, paper, and cardboard. He's always up to mixing it up. Morgan's work is included in numerous private and public collections and has been shown in exhibitions across the country.