Morris Louis
American, 1912-1962
High auction record
$6m, Christie's, 2018
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Anderson Collection at Stanford University
One Shot,
UTA Artist Space
Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe at Art Basel Hong Kong 2014,
Miles McEnery Gallery

Known for his vivid “stain” paintings, Morris Louis was an American Abstract Expressionist and color field painter. Rather than adopt the gestural and painterly style of contemporaries Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock, Louis instead took to pouring diluted paint directly onto the canvas, letting pigments soak …

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