Native artist George Morrison

Native artist George Morrison

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George Morrison is known for his giant wood collages that represent Minnesota’s North Shore. Morrison grew up in Chippewa falls, a few miles east of Grand Marais along Lake Superior. His Ojibwe heritage, while not overtly characterized in his work, is part of his artistic identity. He likened himself to contemporary abstract expressionists of 1940s and ’50s. Morrison’s art career spanned several decades and two continents. He studied abroad for several years and taught at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, but some say, “He was always here,” meaning his spirit remains in Minnesota.