"A brilliant series of paintings that glow with light, joy in nature, and the love of the body... Light becomes color and is used to dematerialize forms so that an impressionist abstraction invests them with mystery..." [ Read more..]

Spring Rising - Exhibition Highlights 2017

Comprised of over 30 works by Morton Kaish, Spring Rising: Landscape Paintings & Prints enjoyed runs at The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio and the National Arts Club in New York City during 2017. A new series by Kaish, "The Butterfly Trilogy" was introduced at the New York installation of the exhibition. ..Read more..

“Morton Kaish is an American original. His paintings are remarkable in their uniqueness, existing between dramatic abstraction and mainstream realism.”
— Louis A. Zona, Director, The Butler Institute of American Art

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About The Artist

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Morton Kaish is an American 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 and the British Museum.

Kaish’s light and color-filled works have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Notable exhibitions include the Hollis Taggart Galleries and Staempfli Gallery in New York City, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the American Cultural Centers in Jerusalem and Rome.

Critics have noted Kaish’s powerful ability to combine traditional and experimental painting techniques with contemporary insights, and reviews of his work can be found in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Christian Science Monitor and TIME, among many other publications.

Kaish is Professor Emeritus in the School of Art and Design at FIT/SUNY, and has served as Artist-in-Residence at Dartmouth College; the University of Washington, Seattle; Haifa University, Israel, as well as on the faculties of the New School, the National Academy and the Art Students League of New York.

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About the Artwork

Morton Kaish’s light and color-filled works combine both traditional and experimental painting techniques with contemporary insight. His paintings are inspired by a passion for the world around him, which he continues to explore in a diversity of mediums. The “Print of the Month” highlights a featured print, and the links under the “Paintings” tab highlight Morton’s key painting series. Learn more about the inspiration behind each series by visiting “About the Artwork.”